15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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 Hakaniemi Market. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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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 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online trip maker .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then stroll through Lilla holmen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip site .

Fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Savonlinna in June: highs in Kuusamo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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