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
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Pien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

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. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pori online trip maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 9th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Inari in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Pori in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Yllasjarvi

Yllasjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then look for gifts at Jemes Sport, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yllasjarvi trip app .

Traveling by car from Inari to Yllasjarvi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yllasjarvi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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