9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Winter Sports
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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): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Vantaa Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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