13 days in Lagos & Finland Itinerary

13 days in Lagos & Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Lagos & Finland Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at The Henna Place, then explore the engaging exhibits at Mindscape Childrens Museum, then stroll through Lekki Conservation Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of Red Door Art Gallery. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos driving holiday site .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. In April in Lagos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Henna Place
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum

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nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Lagos to Helsinki with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lagos in April, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Koli National Park, Finland

Koli National Park ©
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park route planning site .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in April, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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

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Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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nights
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Levi journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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