8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In August, Rovaniemi is little chillier than London - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to Saana.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In August in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Saana ©
Saana

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Savonlinna in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Savonlinna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kilpisjarvi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get your game on at Moomin World, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit 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 learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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