12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

1
day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hamina day trip planning site .

Amritsar, India to Hamina is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect Hamina to be colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 19th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

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You can drive from Inari to Oulu in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in December, with highs in Oulu at -2°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), view the masterpieces at Okra, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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