8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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 23rd (Tue): catch some excitement at Feelapland, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vaasa online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

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

Getting from Vaasa to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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