18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi route tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Levi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, thensee the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Koli National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thenexamine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

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 11th (Wed): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenkick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku, and finally see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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