9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planning website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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 21st (Sun): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Tue), 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 other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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."