19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lieksa tour planning website.

Getting from Kuopio to Lieksa by car takes about 3 hours. December in Lieksa sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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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 2nd (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Levi with the Route module. Traveling from Lieksa in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."