8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Vaasa
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route site.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 37°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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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."