13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. 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 New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and finally stop by Alko.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
City Sokos ©
City Sokos
Alko ©
Alko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Thu), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally have fun at Moomin World. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku travel route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
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): make a trip to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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