7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fiskars
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
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Drive to Kajaani Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tuusula
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Tuusula
— 1 day
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Fiskars

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fiskars Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, then delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Fagervik Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fiskars trip planning website.

Helsinki to Fiskars is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Fiskars

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Fri), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool.

Drive from Fiskars to Turku in 1.5 hours. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

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 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuhmo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuhmo takes 3 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Sotkamo

— 1 night
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online trip maker.

Drive from Kuhmo to Sotkamo in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sotkamo are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tuusula.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Tuusula

— 1 day
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jarvenpaan kirkko, steep yourself in history at Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage, then examine the collection at Lotta Museum, then explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Tuusula Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tuusula trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Tuusula. In December, daily temperatures in Tuusula can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tuusula

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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."

Wild Taiga travel guide

Nature & Parks · Landmarks · Military Museums