7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
3
Imatra
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
5
Ranua
— 1 night

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online day 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampere, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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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 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra visit planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

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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 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ranua trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Ranua by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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