12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Kotka
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku online tour planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 18th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally stop by Riimikko.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip maker website .

Drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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. On the 19th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip app .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio journey app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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night
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and finally get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vuokatti travel planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Vuokatti in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Vuokatti, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kainuun Vaellustalli, Kajaani Church
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Kajaani Church ©
Kajaani Church

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu journey builder site .

Getting from Vuokatti to Oulu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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