15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kolkata

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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3
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Koli National Park reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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 8th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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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 10th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Museo Militaria) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."