7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then visit Katajanokka, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), stop by Tea Shop Veistrom, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Levi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the winter wonderland with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, and finally explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rukatunturi attractions site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. March in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."