16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  21 h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Bhubaneswar

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally get all the information you need at Riihisaari. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Savonlinna is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bhubaneswar to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in December, things will get cooler in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally don't miss a visit to Satamankulma.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio day trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Kids' Land, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get interesting insight from Feelapland, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Museums
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
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 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
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 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, then get your game on at PortaaliVR, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then walk around Sibelius Monument, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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