8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning website .

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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 6th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in April, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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