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:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then savor the flavors at Laukontori.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa holiday builder app .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi journey maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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