8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki 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 Helsinki is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and finally examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

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

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

Start your trip to Koli National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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night
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 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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