12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  12​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Taiga Colors, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and 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 24th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then head off the coast to Kirjais, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning website .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Church
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

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You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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 29th (Sat): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can fly from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ruotsinpyhtaa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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