7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Huntsville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in January, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around 17°F, while days are cooler, around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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 6th (Thu), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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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."