7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Rovaniemi
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Punkaharju
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

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 5th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Bologna, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bologna in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (20°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): browse the exhibits of The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Jyvaskyla in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip website.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Tours
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Punkaharju

Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Punkaharju trip planning app.

Punkaharju is very close to Savonlinna. August in Punkaharju sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Museums
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Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porvoo travel route builder site.

You can drive from Punkaharju to Porvoo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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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."