7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Seven Fells Up, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally stop by Jemes Sport.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel planning site.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Akaslompolo in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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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 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, have some family-friendly fun at InsideOut Productions, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Fun & Games
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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."