13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 1 night
6
Inari
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, thentrek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka online journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kotka. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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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 3rd (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, walk around Lilla holmen, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mariehamn: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find maps and tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
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 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 7th (Sun), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

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Traveling by flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in October, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker website.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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