8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Lahti
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 24th (Mon), explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lahti planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lahti in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Lahti reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping Nature Parks
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then snap pictures at Hameensilta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner .

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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.
Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, shop like a local with Old Market Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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