8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

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Getting from Helsinki to Lahti by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Lahti at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

Take a train from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Kuusamo is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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