16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
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.
On the 16th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, get curious at Tietomaa, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally make a trip to Kauppahalli. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tampere to Oulu by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Oulu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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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 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Spas
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Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo
Oulun Automuseo ©
Oulun Automuseo
Spas

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): engage your brain at Heureka and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Heureka ©
Heureka
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

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