8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, thenget in on the family fun at Ahvenisto, and finally examine the collection at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna online driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hameenlinna is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Hameenlinna reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parola
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Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Getting from Hameenlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hameenlinna in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. On the 30th (Mon), 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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