12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In October, Helsinki is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Sat), walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online attractions planner .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

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Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids