9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Lahti
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Old Market Hall and Galleria Lapinlahtifor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Marimekko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

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. When traveling from London in January, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island holiday builder tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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), rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki, then fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, and finally take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahti day trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Turku in January, plan for little chillier days in Lahti, with highs around -6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hollola
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki ©
Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

You can fly from Lahti to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahti in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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