8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 1st (Mon), stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Kouvola are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."