8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Monterrey

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 13th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

Monterrey, Mexico to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Monterrey to Rovaniemi. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tampere to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kotka are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kotka in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -3°C in Helsinki. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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