8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bonn
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  11​h
End: Bonn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site .

Bonn, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bonn to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bonn in October, with highs in Helsinki at 48°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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Turku

Turku ©
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 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You've now added Scandinavian Adventures to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then get outside with Scandinavian Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in October: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Samiland, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Samiland ©
Samiland

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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 23rd (Tue): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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