17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  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
train:  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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and then get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect 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
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train 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.
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then get your game on at Portaali VR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio planner .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish 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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
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 24th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): catch some excitement at Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, stroll through Nallikari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then experience the excitement of Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu travel planner .

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Oulu: highs are around -2°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride 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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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Kemi Church and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kemi day trip site .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Kemi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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