22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site .

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Snow Village, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

9
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.
Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Valkmusa National Park, King's Road, Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral