8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Feelapland.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, Rovaniemi is much colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough 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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