10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Artisaani, and finally look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Archipelago National Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paltaniemi Church, Venajanhiekka, Kajaani Castle ruins
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

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