8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Mon), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): have fun at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

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