7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h
End: Helsinki

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then stop by Artisaani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in Tampere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa online itinerary maker.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo vacation planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris

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