9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kouvola in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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."