7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stop by Marimekko, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 1st (Wed), fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then examine the collection at Lahti Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahti online trip maker .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
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 (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Getting from Lahti to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lahti in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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