7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola vacation planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kouvola are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kouvola in October, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."