8 days in Finland, Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland, Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jamsa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In February, Helsinki is colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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1
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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 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then shop like a local with Turun Taidehalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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 examine the collection at Vitikkala Manor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jamsa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jamsa takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jamsa can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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1
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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 get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jamsa to Oulu in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Oulu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -6°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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