13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around Sibelius Monument, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenget engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planning app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, thenstop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari vacation planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Inari. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, thenview the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Rosala Viking Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Pike's Gut (in Hanko), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, make a trip to Korpo Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosala, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Teijo National Park, Pike's Gut, Nagu Church
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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