13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

2
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 24th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chandigarh in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, Savonlinna is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kuusamo in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

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

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 29th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Kid's Land, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Bengtskar Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Teijo national park and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pike's Gut (in Hanko), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rosala, Korpo Church, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Nagu Church, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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