17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lieksa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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 24th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere journey planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuopio route planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa journey builder website .

Drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lieksa are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then make a trip to Snow Village, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Levi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Levi when traveling from Lieksa in January, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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