18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  12​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
Bengaluru

2
days
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

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Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then contemplate the long history of Salpa Line, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Siikalahti Wetland
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Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
days
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 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then stop by Ideapark, and finally examine the collection at Moomin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at National Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ideapark, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius.

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You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Tulliniemi Nature Path and Vepsa Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Archangel Michael's church and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take a memorable tour with The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December, Inari is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

2
days
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum, and finally stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
days
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church