8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Ljubljana

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
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 27th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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