8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."