12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mumbai

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Telegrafberget, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. In June, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Inari

— 1 night
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 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder app.

You can fly from Inari to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip website.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."