8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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
train:  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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rock Church, look for gifts at Marimekko, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors

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. On the 19th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip builder app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Lahti at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Make your Mustasaari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough 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 ©

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): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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): kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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