7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Istanbul Ataturk

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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 17th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -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 · Museums
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1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Akaslompolo in February, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -7°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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."