7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kemi
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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 26th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey maker website.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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."