8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Muonio journey planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Muonio to Vaasa by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Muonio in February, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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