15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kuusamo. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Kuusamo to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kajaani trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kajaani in 3 hours. October in Kajaani sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kajaani

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online holiday planner.

You can drive from Kajaani to Lappeenranta in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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De tre korsens kyrka ©
De tre korsens kyrka
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala 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 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Ideapark, then examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, snap pictures at Hameensilta, and then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning site.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. On your second day here, attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour builder app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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