18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Train:  14 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto, get engrossed in the history at Palander House, thenget engrossed in the history at Visavuori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip website.

Mumbai, India to Tampere is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Mumbai to Tampere, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

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 21st (Mon): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenget engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, browse the collection at Turku City Library, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thenstop by Jemes Sport, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online journey builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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