8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + Subway:  9 h 15 min
End: Athens

4
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.
Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): make a trip to Naantali Church, then have fun at Moomin World, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku journey planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
day
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 29th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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