42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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42 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning website .

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. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum & Ruokapuoti Lumo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House), Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get your game on at Portaali, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Hameenlinna, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Mikkeli (Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, Communications Centre Lokki, & more), Liikelataamo (in Saarijarvi) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor, explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, and take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Keuruu, Liikelataamo, Woikosken Automuseo, Vitikkala Manor
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, St. George Church, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Orinoro Gorge
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Pikkukirkko). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Savonlinna, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park), Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Snow Village (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Levi. Traveling from Joensuu in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Safaris, 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

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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