7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Richmond
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Richmond

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Taiga Colors, then see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker .

Richmond, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Helsinki is 7 hours. While traveling from Richmond, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 37°F and lows reach 30°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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