17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenlearn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder app.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Abo Akademi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
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 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenget your game on at PortaaliVR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

Planning Tampere trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, thenhave fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

Plan trip to Kuopio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Kuopio sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Snellman Park
Snellman Park

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 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
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 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the top attractions with Feelapland, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, thenexamine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, thenexamine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, thenget your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Oulu route app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Oulu is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Keep things going the next day: visit Sampo Icebreaker, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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