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
Fly
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 5 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 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Linton, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Linton to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Linton in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Kouvola hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Helsinki

— 5 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."