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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites 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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial. Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Maupertuis Memorial
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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