8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker website .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then have fun at Moomin World.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in May, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (51°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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