11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip builder .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in May; daily highs in Levi reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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