12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for much colder 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 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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Turku

— 2 nights
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 25th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, then stop by Hameenkatu, and finally contemplate the long history of Hameensilta. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally stop by Alko.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. January in Mustasaari sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Wed), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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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."