7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lempaala
3
Lempaala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Milan

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Helsinki

— 2 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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the views from Rakkauden Silta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Milan to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Wed), see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lempaala.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Lempaala

— 1 night
Lempäälä is a municipality in southwestern Finland with inhabitants. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko and then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lempaala using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Lempaala. In August, daily temperatures in Lempaala can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Lempaala

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Tampere is just a stone's throw from Lempaala. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.