8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju Ridge, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally stroll through Feelapland.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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