7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 26°F, while days are colder, around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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