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 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 28th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Fun & Games
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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