12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

1
day
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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku vacation maker site .

Lucknow, India to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lucknow to Turku due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lucknow in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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.
On the 24th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kids' Land, then explore and take pictures at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Katajanokka and Heureka. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Heureka ©
Heureka

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