8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Lagos

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): take a stroll through Katajanokka, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lagos in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, you will find days in Tampere are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas & Wellness

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night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Merila.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka online travel route planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Kotka, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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