8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nice
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Nice

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation builder site .

Nice, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then explore the world behind art at Tikanoja Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online route maker .

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori route planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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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 28th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Herb Garden Redoubt, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

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Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Fuksinpuisto Park ©
Fuksinpuisto Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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