15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route tool .

Chennai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Chennai in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mustasaari holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mustasaari by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. October in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
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 7th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere online visit planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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