9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Bus:  18 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

1
night
Levi

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 26th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Adventure Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari route planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Vantaa Art Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Ullanlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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