12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenget your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Tampere is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Tampere reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 31st (Thu), hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenhit the slopes at Kids' Land, thenhave some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo travel route builder website.

You can fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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 2nd (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To plan Rovaniemi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 4th (Mon), hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, thentake in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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