11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Center. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get your bearings at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari day trip planning app.

Getting from Turku to Mustasaari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. January in Mustasaari sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahti online journey planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -6°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."