9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Doha

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Doha in April, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Family-friendly places like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Treetop Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden in Joensuu, about 1h 05 min away.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park holiday maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

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You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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