8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

1
day
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 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For photos and tourist information, read Lahti road trip planning website .

Nairobi, Kenya to Lahti is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Lahti. Traveling from Nairobi in February, things will get colder in Lahti: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Shopping Nature
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Tampere, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Head to Marimekko and Boss Shopfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

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