8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to Saana.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kilpisjarvi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Nature
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Landmark
Saana
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Savonlinna in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Savonlinna is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in August, you will find days in Savonlinna are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Church
Pikkukirkko
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then get your game on at Moomin World, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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