8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly
2
Joensuu
— 1 day
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Ahmedabad, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in March, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Joensuu

— 1 day
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 15th (Fri), trot along with Savijarvi Gard Manor, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Tampere to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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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."