12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 26th (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: highs in Koli National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Fri), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Turku in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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