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:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Lenin Museum ©
Lenin Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
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 26th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku visit planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rovaniemi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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