9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Mon), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kouvola in October, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°F and 30°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
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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."