7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Orlando to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks · 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."