8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route maker site.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Safaris
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Korkeasaari Zoo and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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