11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
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 16th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Turku in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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