8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Ullanlinna, look for gifts at Marimekko, and shop like a local with Old Market Hall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 1st (Tue), hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Lahti reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January in Vaasa, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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 4th (Fri), make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in January, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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