9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route builder .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then test your problem-solving skills at Makeitout.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vaasa online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Makeitout ©
Makeitout
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, then stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Lieksa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Levi. 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 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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