8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
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
Drive + 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): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, thenexplore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, thentake a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lahti Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lahti travel planner.

New York City, USA to Lahti is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Lahti reach 35°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

1
night
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): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thendon't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lahti to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lahti in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online attractions planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, Pyhatunturi is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Muonio in 3 hours. In March in Muonio, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Tours
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

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day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Mustasaari takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Muonio in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 36°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, thenlook for gifts at Marimekko Oyj, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Marimekko, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally stop by Boss Shop.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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