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 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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.
On the 28th (Fri), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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