7 days in Helsinki, Koli National Park & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Koli National Park & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lieksa
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and then make a trip to Paateri.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lieksa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Lieksa. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lieksa to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Museums
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 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Paateri ©
Paateri

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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