8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki. In June, Helsinki is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get your game on at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku journey maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

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."