12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 14th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku online itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Fri), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rantasalmi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rantasalmi to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Rantasalmi in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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