8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -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 · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti route app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Lahti is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and then snap pictures at Hameensilta.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Marimekko, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."