11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
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 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll through Isopuisto Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Kotka is minus 3 hours. In October, Kotka is much colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Marian Kirkko
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip website .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in October; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in October, you will find days in Tampere are a bit warmer (8°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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