7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

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Train to Venezia Mestre Station, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Venice, Train to Verona

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour builder.

Verona, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Verona, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Tue), trek along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hike along Saaristokatu, explore the world behind art at VB Photographic Centre, then walk around Snellman Park, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kuopio War Veteran Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuopio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kuopio, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, get curious at Heureka, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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You can fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

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."