13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church for their historical value. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, get some fabulous bargains at Pentik Arabiakeskus Outlet, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker .

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Kimito Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Kimito Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Tue), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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