8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport

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night
Helsinki

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 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Geneva to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Helsinki is little chillier than Geneva - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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1
night
Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Kemi hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kemi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -7°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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nights
Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Saariselka is known for wildlife, winter sports, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."