8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pelkosenniemi takes 2 hours. August in Pelkosenniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pelkosenniemi to Savonlinna. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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