8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Richmond, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Helsinki is 7 hours. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Richmond - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 4 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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
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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."