12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h
Akaslompolo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
New Delhi

4
days
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 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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

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 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Alko, then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere planning website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Alko ©
Alko

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, head off the coast to Lehman, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Kotka visit planning app .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Lehman ©
Lehman

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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hours
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Savonlinna to Akaslompolo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Akaslompolo is little chillier than Savonlinna - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Safaris

1
day
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 6th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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