8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Fresno

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

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Fresno, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fresno to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fresno in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Nasi Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 31°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

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

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 21st (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

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

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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