13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Hanko
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visiting Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanko trip planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku travel planner.

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday planning website.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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