8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Pielinen, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park attractions planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder.

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 enough time to 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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