10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Savonlinna is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Savonlinna, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get cooler in Savonlinna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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