12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kittila
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Spas

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -7°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Sun), hit the slopes at Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, Kuusamo is slightly colder at night with lows of -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

2
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. Step out of Kittila to go to Levi and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kittila road trip planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Kittila is a bit cooler at night with lows of -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Sirkka
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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