8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): catch some excitement at Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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