19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahti. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bellevue Beach and Katajanokka. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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 9th (Mon): stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip maker .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Siida and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari, approximately 1h 15 min away.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saariselka route app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Saariselka at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 17th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, admire all the interesting features of Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary site .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 19th (Thu), hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo route planner .

Take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then meet the residents at Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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