7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 7th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then stop by Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla route maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Helsinki in April, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

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Getting from Jyvaskyla to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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