12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. On the next day, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip site .

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then 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.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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