11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 day
+2
Shuttle + 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, walk around Riverside Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll around Isopuisto Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On the next day, walk around Sibelius Park, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

Before you visit Kotka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ahmedabad, India to Kotka is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Kotka is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, things will get much colder in Kotka: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world 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 more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. 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

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

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day
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 some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; 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 up 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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough 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
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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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, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

3
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 Porvoo Old Town and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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