8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Islamabad
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Islamabad

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in May, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally see Santa Claus Office. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in May; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
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 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planning site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 7th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, thenstroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka day trip app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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