8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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 get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki. In March, Helsinki is cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 1st (Mon): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Wed), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vaasa in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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