12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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 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. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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), 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, 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 take a bus. 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 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.
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 maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; 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
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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): 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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, 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 bus; or do a combination of train, flight, 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

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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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): 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 do a combination of flight and train. 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

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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