7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 day
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
day
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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Tampere is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Riga in August, Tampere is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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night
Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rukatunturi, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
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 Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Burn Out City Events. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. While traveling from Rukatunturi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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