17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Sibelius Hall. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Ruotsinpyhtaa and see Stromforsin ruukki, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Taiga Colors, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Ideapark and Keittioelamaafor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

1
night
Savonlinna

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

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 28th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo attractions site .

Fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Kuusamo at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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