10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Helsinki — 4 nights

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, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kathmandu to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.8 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is colder than Kathmandu - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park — 3 nights

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."