8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and view the masterpieces at CraftCorner.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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