8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, don't miss a visit to Paateri, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for slightly colder days in Koli National Park, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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