12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Sotkamo
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Kultaranta Garden, have fun at Moomin World, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing site .

New Delhi, India to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Turku is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. On the next day, look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online route planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
day
Sotkamo

Sotkamo
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Sotkamo in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida). On the 16th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip planner .

Getting from Sotkamo to Saariselka by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Sotkamo in February, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 18th (Mon), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salla holiday planning app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. February in Salla sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ruka, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planning site .

Drive from Salla to Kuusamo in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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