7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + bus + train:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see Santa Claus Office and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 51°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 4th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games

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