9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
train + subway + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Sacramento

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Sacramento, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Pori in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naantali trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Pori to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Galleria Joella ©
Galleria Joella

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Getting from Naantali to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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