7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Oulu trip planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 13th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tornio driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Oulu to Tornio in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tornio are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums
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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

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Drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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