16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in March, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then view the masterpieces at Gallery A, and finally trek along Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa attractions planning site .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 24th (Sun), head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in March: high temperatures in Levi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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