11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  2​h 45​min
Vantaa
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Mumbai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally stop by Willatar.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo vacation maker website .

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

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Willatar ©
Willatar
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning website .

You can drive from Porvoo to Kotka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Porvoo in December, plan for little chillier days in Kotka, with highs around -1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanko.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Savonlinna to Hanko with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku holiday planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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Levi

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 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Jumbo, then savor a hot drink at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, then perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and finally get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vantaa online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Levi to Vantaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Vantaa reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
Flamingo Entertainment Centre
Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre