8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey builder.

Alicante, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alicante to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In October, Rovaniemi is colder than Alicante - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 3rd (Sat), get outside with Lake Inari, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip website.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in October: highs in Tampere hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally ponder the design of Harmonia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

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Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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