8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, then get interesting insight from Tours, then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Rovaniemi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Stuttgart in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi holiday app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. On your second day here, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Levi to Koli National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Esplanadi Park, get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."