7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
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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."