8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Copenhagen - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kouvola to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kouvola in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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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."