8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Boston
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
Boston

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Boston in December, plan for little chillier days in Kimito Island, with highs around 37°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Biological Museum ©
Turku Biological Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere trip builder .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 22°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

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#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach

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day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

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Safaris
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Rock Church and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route site .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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