11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

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:  4 h 45 min
3
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online route 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 30th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo tour builder app .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Porvoo sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

1
night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taivalkoski trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Porvoo to Taivalkoski. Traveling from Porvoo in December, expect Taivalkoski to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -13°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then examine the collection at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taivalkoski to Salla takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luosto day trip site .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Luosto
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Saana.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi holiday planner .

Getting from Luosto to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Luosto to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Luosto in January; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory). On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

Similar Plans

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM ITALY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM IRAN December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM IRAN December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM IRAN December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Porvoo BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
See more plans