8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 day
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa route planning app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect Vaasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, stop by Boss Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app.

Drive from Lahti to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Finland travel guide

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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."