19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lieksa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere journey planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio online trip builder .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lieksa takes 3 hours. In December in Lieksa, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
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 2nd (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi visit planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Levi. Traveling from Lieksa in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -21°C in Levi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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