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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Sat), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planning site .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere 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 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see maps and tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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