9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip 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.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 13th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Vaasa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Koli National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route maker .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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