9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Orlando in October, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, thenhike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, thentake in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lieksa, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Angry Birds Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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