21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: New Delhi

10
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: visit Katajanokka, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stop by Digelius Music.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Arctic Lifestyle and Safaris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Safaris
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hame Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Hameenlinna to see Birthplace of Jean Sibelius about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, get your game on at HopLop, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku sightseeing tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip builder website.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma