8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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