8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Koli National Park, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Koli National Park in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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