13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi


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3
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Padasjoki to see Padasjoen Tuomastornit about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Padasjoen Tuomastornit
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas

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 31st (Tue): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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