11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Bhubaneswar

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum in Janakkala (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bhubaneswar to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bhubaneswar in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, stroll through Poro Farmi, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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