12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, stop by Boss Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lahti travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Lahti. In October, daytime highs in Lahti are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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