8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City


1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 63°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): have fun at Moomin World, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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