12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo travel route planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Sotkamo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sotkamo is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get cooler in Sotkamo: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Mustasaari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
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 in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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