9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

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day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): push the limits with Oulu Climbing Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary maker website .

Doha, Qatar to Oulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in April; daily highs in Oulu reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

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

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Levi online travel route 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Muonio

Muonio ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio online road trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Muonio in an hour. April in Muonio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Koli National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Saariselka in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -2°C in Koli National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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 12th (Fri), look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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