11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
On the 31st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Syote trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Porvoo to Syote with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Porvoo in December; daily highs in Syote reach -7°C and lows reach -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 1st (Wed), do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luosto travel planning app .

You can drive from Syote to Luosto in 3.5 hours. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point. On your second day here, make a trip to Saana.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Kilpisjarvi takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luosto to Kilpisjarvi. In January, Kilpisjarvi is somewhat warmer than Luosto - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Saana ©
Saana

3
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 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kilpisjarvi in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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