6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

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Helsinki
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

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.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Oulu on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Orbas Reindeer Farm as well as SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Bring the kids along to Ranua Zoo and Santa Claus Office. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla travel planning app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."