8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Cairo

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 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cairo in April, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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