8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, and then get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna vacation planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hameenlinna is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get cooler in Hameenlinna: highs are around 3°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Visavuori
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Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hameenlinna to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hameenlinna in March, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (-1°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Tue), work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Turku reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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