9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Room Escape Games and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in April, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme 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 ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Neitikoski Rapids. Kids will enjoy Treetop Adventure Park and Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Koli National Park, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. 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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-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), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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