12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Traveling from Mumbai in October, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Turku, Nuuksio National Park, Hiidenvuori
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
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, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 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

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, 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 25th (Sun): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, then learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, then go for a walk through Visavuori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Tampere are a bit warmer (8°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, The Parola Armour Museum, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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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