8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."