12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  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. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Savonlinna

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

For maps and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -7°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kuusamo

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

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Savonlinna in January, with lows around -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

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 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get a dose of the wild on Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Icekarting Levi and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Spend the 16th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kittila holiday site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kittila, with lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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