12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Abo Akademi. When in Turku, make a side trip to see The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Turku due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Tue), browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kimito Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

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."