7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."