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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki online itinerary 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Turku

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), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku journey maker tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -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
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Savonlinna

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): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing 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. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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 6th (Wed): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then walk around Riverside Park, then have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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