12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hamina
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Kathmandu

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker site .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in April: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in April, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamina.

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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Take a break from the city and head to Hiidenvuori and Riverside Park. Step out of Hamina with an excursion to Beach Mansikkalahti in Kotka--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamina journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hamina takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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