8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Linton, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Linton to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."