9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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.
Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Boss Shop, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (-3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Kimito Island sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder website .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Pioni Ja Piironki, then hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Turku in January, expect nights in Lahti to be about the same, around -12°C, while days are little chillier, around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hollola
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Pioni Ja Piironki ©
Pioni Ja Piironki
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Getting from Lahti to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahti in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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