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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. 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 Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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, thencontemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, 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 Parks Outdoors
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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 Pyynikki's Swim Hall make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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 reviews, 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

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, 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 Parks

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, thensee 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, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, 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 Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 where to stay, more things to do, ratings, 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

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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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