8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Gaya Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then visit Katajanokka, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Gaya, India to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gaya to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than Gaya - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be much colder, around -17°C, while days are slightly colder, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and finally stop by Tea Shop Veistrom.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."