8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Pune

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip app .

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hit the slopes at Ruka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel route planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then get your game on at Kids' Land. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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