12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights

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4
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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Katajanokka. Bring the kids along to Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku Cathedral (in Turku) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at S/S Salama, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Tampere

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 (Mon): see the interesting displays at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, then learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius