13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then make a trip to Hanko Water Tower.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hanko takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
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 4th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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