11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Kuopio
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Espoo.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo sightseeing planner .

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Espoo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Church. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

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Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

few
hours
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio route planner .

Getting from Rauma to Kuopio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

few
hours
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 10th (Tue): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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