8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Ullanlinna, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Discover how to plan a Mustasaari trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampere Art Museum ©
Tampere Art Museum

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