11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website.

Bhubaneswar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bhubaneswar to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bhubaneswar in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Laurinmaki 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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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): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder app.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

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nights
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, then experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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