8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
End: Bologna

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning website .

Bologna, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bologna in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

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Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
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 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online attractions planner .

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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