7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Gothenburg

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Helsinki. Traveling from Gothenburg in October, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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