8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Dammam
Fly:  17​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Dammam

4
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Marimekko. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

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

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lahti to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
day
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 (Thu): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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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. Traveling from Lahti in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

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