12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In October, Helsinki is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku journey website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

1
night
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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at 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, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker.

You can 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, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

2
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Ruka ©
Ski Area
Ruka
4.4
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8