12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, get outside with Karhunkierros, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, things will get cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and then stroll through Lempukka Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Imatra online vacation planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori road trip site.

You can drive from Imatra to Pori in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat 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, head off the coast to Kirjais, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Stockmann Department Store, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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