7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Riga, Latvia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Riga in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in May: highs in Vaasa hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

1
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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 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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."