8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Train to Rovaniemi, Bus to Kittila
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Bus
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Valletta to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kittila is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taatsin seita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kittila trip planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Kittila at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."