7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in March, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio driving holiday planning app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Kuopio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums
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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 landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation maker.

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · 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."