17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night

6
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka vacation tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Saariselka to be cooler, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
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 29th (Sat): meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel route app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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