8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  16​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stop by LAURI, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 38°F and lows are around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 21st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 22nd (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planning site .

Getting from Levi to Vaasa by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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