7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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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 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip site.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio route planning website.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta route website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lappeenranta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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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."