8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Wed), catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 67°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Vaasa online visit planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get your game on at Flying Cinema Tour Of Helsinki, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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