8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 45 min
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naantali vacation planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Naantali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough 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. On the 10th (Sat), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip app .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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