8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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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, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Bring the kids along to Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See some other sides of Helsinki: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker tool .

Finish up 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
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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