15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

2
days
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 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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2
days
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

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Muonio, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In October, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

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

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, then stop by Alko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
days
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 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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