8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Santiago de Compostela

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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, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

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 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola attractions planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Kouvola are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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."