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
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h
End: Doha

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 6th (Sat), admire the striking features of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online travel planner .

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park driving holiday tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in April, you will find days in Vaasa are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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