15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then get outside with Karhunkierros. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planning app .

Mumbai, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kuusamo. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
On the 4th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kajaani planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Kajaani takes 3 hours. October in Kajaani sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kajaani

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paltaniemi Church, Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

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 5th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then contemplate the long history of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Lappeenranta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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De tre korsens kyrka ©
De tre korsens kyrka
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Ideapark, then examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, snap pictures at Hameensilta, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Sara Hilden Art Museum ©
Sara Hilden Art Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online tour planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Inari Reindeerfarm, The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, & more).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Saariselka in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Saariselka is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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