17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Birsa Munda Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku Castle (in Turku) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Ranchi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ranchi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ranchi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

4
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

4
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Popular historic sites such as Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery are in your itinerary. Visiting Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and see Santa Claus Office.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planning website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

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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 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."