8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel planner .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Rovaniemi at 60°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Turku

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 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

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Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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