16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru


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day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Archipelago National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kimito Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in February: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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 4th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa visit planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

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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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

Planning Helsinki trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Sotkamo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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