8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

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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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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 8th (Mon): tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenget your game on at Moomin World, thenadmire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planning website.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Pielinen, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, thentrek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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