9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mumbai



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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around -7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Thu), test the waters at Tullin Sauna and then join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."