8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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

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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.
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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

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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 · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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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

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

1
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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

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

1
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."