8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Johannes Church. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Helsinki is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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 2nd (Thu): visit Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku travel route builder app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Neighborhood
Naantali Old Town
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Rovaniemi

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 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and then try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turku in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
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History Museum
Arktikum
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