9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Skopje
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Skopje

2
nights
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 19th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel website .

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Skopje in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Pielisen Museum, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In October, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
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, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joensuu in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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