8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, view the masterpieces at CraftCorner, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
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 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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