13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker app.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
On the 26th (Thu), browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Padasjoen Tuomastornit in Padasjoki (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padasjoen Tuomastornit
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder 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 Tours Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
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, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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