7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 17th (Sun), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
LAURI ©
LAURI

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, shop like a local with Laukko Manor, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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