9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Oulu
— 1 day
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Oulu

— 1 day
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Oulu online vacation planner.

Doha, Qatar to Oulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Oulu is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Doha in April: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Levi

— 1 night
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 8th (Mon): stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Planning Muonio trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Muonio takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 10th (Wed), trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Getting from Muonio to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
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Koli National Park

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Koli National Park. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Saariselka in April, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."