12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

3
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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 6th (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then walk around Sapokka Water Garden. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, walk around Riverside Park, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kotka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November in Kotka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."