8 days in Finland, Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland, Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland, Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Jamsa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad


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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.
On your second day here, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in February, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Jamsa

Jamsa ©
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, then fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, and then shop like a local with Vitikkala Manor.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jamsa visit planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Jamsa takes 3 hours. February in Jamsa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oulu journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Jamsa to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route website .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in February, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (-6°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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