8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Helsinki is 7 hours. In September, Helsinki is colder than Orlando - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa journey website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Arctic Emotions Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner .

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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