12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
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Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chandigarh

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip builder site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 7th (Sun), tour along fresh powder with Messila Ski Centre, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti journey planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti. In October, daytime highs in Lahti are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."