11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally look for gifts at Arctic Design Shop.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Koli National Park.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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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: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Savonlinna — 1 night

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Helsinki.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Helsinki — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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