9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport



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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site.

Salt Lake City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in April, with highs in Helsinki at 47°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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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 20th (Mon), hike along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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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 23rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Kids' Land and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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."