9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

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 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kouvola in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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."