8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In May, Helsinki is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Tampere

Tampere
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll set off for Oulu on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors
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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 30th (Thu), shop like a local with Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in May, expect nights in Oulu to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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