8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

Plan my trip to Helsinki with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and then get outside with Feelapland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Savonlinna in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."