12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 2nd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect Levi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Sotkamo in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Sotkamo hover around -2°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori attractions planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower, and then make a trip to Pike's Gut.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanko tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Pori to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel tool .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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