9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  17​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
Imatra
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Turku. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect Turku to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 15th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi online day trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

few
hours
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Imatra online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Levi to Imatra by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Imatra: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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