6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
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.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi planning website .

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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