15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Saariselka is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Saariselka is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Imatra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in November, things will get a bit warmer in Imatra: highs are around 2°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

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 (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the galleries of S/S Salama.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip planner .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori online tour itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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 9th (Sat): pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planning site .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and National Museum of Finland. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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