7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Inari

— 1 night
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 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari travel route planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Levi

— 1 night
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 3rd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi travel tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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."