8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Koli National Park route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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