9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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): stroll around Nuuksio National Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature 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. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then test your problem-solving skills at Makeitout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vaasa road trip planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenstroll through Ukko-Koli, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, thenhike along Akka-Koli Hill, thenidentify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Lieksa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to 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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Levi. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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