12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website .

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. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari trip builder .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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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 11th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then have fun at Moomin World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku online route maker .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
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.
Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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