17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sibelius Hall or Pien Shop & Bar. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Mannerheim Museum ©
Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Shopping Mall
Kauppakeskus Mylly
4.4
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Ideapark and City Sokos. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4
Ideapark ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ideapark
3.6

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Shopping Center Kumpare
3.7
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
Pentik Hill ©
Art Gallery
Pentik Hill
4.0

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip tool.

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip website.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Safaris
4.8
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
4.1

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