8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  30 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— Few hours
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than Sydney - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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hours
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Sampo Icebreaker.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Tammelantori, thenstop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally see a show at Tampere Hall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip tool.

Getting from Kemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tampere, with lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Hall ©
Tampere Hall
Tammelantori ©
Tammelantori

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thenhunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and then explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church