7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  6 h
End: Riga

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel route builder site .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Riga in April: highs in Helsinki hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then shop like a local with Laukko Manor, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip tool .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vaasa in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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