18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  12 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then steep yourself in history at Salpa Line, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then stop by Ideapark, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Ideapark
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Vepsa Island and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louhisaari Manor and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari online itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 2nd (Wed), stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, and finally look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures, Sarestoniemi Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Samiland ©
Samiland
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland