8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
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 traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. 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 colder, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

1
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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 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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 go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 drive 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

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. 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

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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