9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary tool.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Skopje in October, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Pielisen Museum, &more), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In October, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, 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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. When traveling from Joensuu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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