8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Wildlife Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Adventure Park Zippy. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, head outdoors with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, and trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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