9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 15th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi online holiday planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planning website .

You can fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Ruka ©
Ruka

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of -2°C in Koli National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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