8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: San Diego

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Helsinki is 10 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in April, with highs in Helsinki at 47°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Museums
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI, then take an exotic tour of Feelapland, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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