8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Helsinki
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona



— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately Lohjan Island away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary site.

Sedona, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. When traveling from Sedona in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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— 2 nights

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 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."