8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari day trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Mustasaari at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planning website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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