8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sakai
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Sakai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Sakai, Japan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sakai in June; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey maker site .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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