13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 day
2
Inari
— 1 day
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel planning site .

Mumbai, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in January, things will get cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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 4th (Fri): make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

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

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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 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Turku hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Ideapark. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hakaniemi Market and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Marimekko, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Parks
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria