8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then look for gifts at OMA Puoti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday site .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Vaasa to Muonio in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Vaasa in January, things will get slightly colder in Muonio: highs are around -13°C and lows about -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Traveling from Muonio in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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