8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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 12th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then stroll through Vepsa Island.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

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Side Trips

Moomin World, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

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