7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planning app.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Riimikko and then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Porvoo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porvoo to Koli National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Porvoo in November: highs in Koli National Park hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oulu journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. November in Oulu sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oulu in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

North Karelia travel guide

3.8
Hiking Trails · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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