12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Sibelius Monument, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki 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 25th (Fri): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in January, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a bus 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.
On the 27th (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online tour planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -21°C in Levi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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