8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Karachi


3
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 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
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 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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