13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h
1
Levi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai


1
day
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 21st (Sat), hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Levi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Levi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, and finally get great views at Vuokatinvaara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Hiukka, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Sotkamo to be a bit warmer, temps between -2°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Kajaani, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sotkamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 26th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder site .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 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 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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