11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in January, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 14th (Mon): stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari road trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In January in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 18th (Fri), hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lahti by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -6°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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