12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Pune

4
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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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