8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sedona
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  22​h 15​min
End: Sedona

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Sedona, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Sedona in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online travel planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planning app .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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