8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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 the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porvoo day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Porvoo are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

1
night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. On the 1st (Wed), stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taivalkoski day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Porvoo to Taivalkoski. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Porvoo in December: high temperatures in Taivalkoski hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Taivalkoski to Kilpisjarvi takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Taivalkoski to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Taivalkoski in January, expect Kilpisjarvi to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.
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Saana ©
Saana

2
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 3rd (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in January, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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