10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Turku trip app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then examine the collection at Parola Tank Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Parola Armour Museum
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 31st (Tue), wander the wide-open spaces of Angeli Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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 1st (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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