7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then tee off at Tapiola Golf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. When traveling from Milan in March, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Rovaniemi

— 2 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 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapponia Safaris - Day tours.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): visit Linden Esplanade and then admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."