8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday builder .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 31st (Mon), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Museums Shopping
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Fagervik Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ekenas Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanko online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inari to Hanko. Traveling from Inari in January, things will get a bit warmer in Hanko: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Raseborg, Fagervik Museum, Snappertunan kirkko
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Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum

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nights
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 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip tool .

You can drive from Hanko to Tampere in 3.5 hours. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©

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