8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Marimekko or Old Market Hall. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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 31st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spy Museum ©
Spy Museum
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 1st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then examine the collection at Lahti Art Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti day trip app .

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip app .

Getting from Lahti to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lahti in January, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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