9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Bologna, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. When traveling from Bologna in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

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

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."