8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Saarijarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Mon), have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner .

Sacramento, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Sacramento in March, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 30°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
day
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saarijarvi online journey maker .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saarijarvi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

#Parks, #Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning app .

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Turku in 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route builder website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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