8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
New Delhi

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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.
Head to Marimekko and Boss Shopfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lahti are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

#Nature, #Shopping, #Parks
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lahti in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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