9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 day

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 Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can 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
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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