8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h
3
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa visit planning website .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Vaasa: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
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Lahti

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lahti trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Lahti in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Lahti are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Centerfor some retail therapy. Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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