12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vantaa
— 1 night
Fly
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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Turku

— 1 night
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 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

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Mumbai, India to Turku is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Turku. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in November, with highs in Turku at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 3rd (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Vantaa

— 1 night
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, then explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vantaa attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Vantaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Vantaa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Fly from Vantaa to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vantaa in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."