11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Rajkot

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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Boss Shop. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Rajkot, India to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Rajkot - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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 (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then stroll through Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mustasaari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

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 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then make a trip to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lahti in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Lahti to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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