8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
End: London

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naantali road trip website .

Drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari journey builder site .

Explore your travel options from Naantali to Mustasaari with the Route module. In August in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi with the Route module. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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