8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  16​h
End: Boston


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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

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Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route builder website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Thu), browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in October, things will get little chillier in Akaslompolo: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sat), see Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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