7 days in Helsinki, Koli National Park & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Koli National Park & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Helsinki, Koli National Park & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Stockholm

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
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. On the 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Era Eero, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and then make a trip to Paateri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lieksa to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Claus Office and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Lieksa - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

Similar Plans

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Kuopio & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Helsinki & Lapland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Rovaniemi & Levi BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki & Turku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans