13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. In September, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
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 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku holiday builder .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 6th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then hike along Saaristokatu, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, then identify plant and animal life at Pohtiolampi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere route planning site .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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