8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  9​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Porto

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit app .

Porto, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Porto in December, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

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Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 31st (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimito Island to Vaasa. December in Vaasa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

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Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Muonio route builder website .

Drive from Vaasa to Muonio in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vaasa in January: high temperatures in Muonio hover around -13°C and lows are around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Traveling from Muonio in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris

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