8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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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.
On the 10th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Okra, wander the streets of Katajanokka, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Hyderabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Helsinki. In April, Helsinki is colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Joella.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally stop by Hameenkatu.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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."

Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.