9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiinin, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
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 25th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planning website .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere driving holiday website .

Fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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