8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Alexandria, Egypt to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Alexandria in July, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."