12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kemi
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. In April, Kotka is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

1
night
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 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Fri), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Room Escape Games
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kemi trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, expect Kemi to be slightly colder, temps between 4°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
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 14th (Sun): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari online trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then let little ones run wild at Helsinki Playground, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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