8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Fri), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Hietaranta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Enjoy Helsinki some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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