15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Chennai (Madras)

2
days
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 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, then step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Kotka. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai (Madras) in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
days
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 20th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

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 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then don't miss a visit to ArtBank, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 25th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then get outside with Lake Inari. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then surround yourself with nature on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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