8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site .

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti journey builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Lahti by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Lahti: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
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 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip builder .

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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