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
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation builder .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 28th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola online journey planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kouvola by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and ARTag Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Artisaani, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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