7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  6​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Riga

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 19th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Riga, Latvia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Riga in May, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Vaasa travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Levi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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day
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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