9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rovaniemi Local History Museum, Santa Claus Reindeer and Christmas House Santa. On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, tour along fresh powder with Santa Claus Reindeer, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
SnowCastle has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of SnowCastle and then glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

SnowCastle of Kemi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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