10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Artisaani, and finally stop by Taiga Colors.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour 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 ©
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.
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 explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 28th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -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, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In April in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. 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 explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. April in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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