7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip site.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio route planning website.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta route website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lappeenranta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Helsinki

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.
To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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