8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Tallinn - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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1
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Turku is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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1
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Oulu reach -7°C and lows reach -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

2
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ojberget and then examine the collection at Terranova.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Vaasa sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."