7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, then shop like a local with Jemes Sport, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip website.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 14°F and lows are around -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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 8th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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."