8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Jyvaskyla

2
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 Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Jyvaskyla to Koli National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planning site .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Koli National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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