16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park tour itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Koli National Park hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Wed), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Kuusamo, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."