12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Step out of Turku with an excursion to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Turku is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Turku. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Kimito Island in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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