16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Family-friendly places like Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, then contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanko online trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Hanko

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ahtari day trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Ahtari in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ahtari are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Sotkamo takes 5.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Tue), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sotkamo in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Akaslompolo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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