9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Delhi

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Koli National Park - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

1
night
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 7th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then test the waters at Tullin Sauna, then join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel planner.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Spas · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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."