17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Levi is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Levi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in November, with highs in Levi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route builder site .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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. On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Lieksa to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, and then explore the venue of Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, then enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli day trip planner .

You can drive from Lieksa to Mikkeli in 4.5 hours. December in Mikkeli sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Thu), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mikkeli in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -4°C in Turku. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

5
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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