12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, get outside with Karhunkierros, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kuusamo. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in July; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, trek along Malonsaari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then stop by Patakirppis.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori travel website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Pori in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

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 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then step off the mainland to explore Kirjais, and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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