8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Ullanlinna and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Inari at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 23rd (Sat), stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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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."