7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Ljubljana

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Trio.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti travel website .

You can drive from Turku to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lahti in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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