9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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