8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Lahti Art Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner .

New York City, USA to Lahti is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Lahti. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Lahti at 35°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lahti in March, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 30°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
On the 26th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in March since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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1
night
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. On the 27th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio day trip planning site .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Muonio in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Mustasaari takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, Mustasaari is somewhat warmer than Muonio - with highs of 36°F and lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, then look for gifts at Marimekko, then enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Marimekko, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Helsinki. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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