8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 day
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

Houston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is colder than Houston - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In March, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): walk around Ainolan Puisto, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenwalk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online route planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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