16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Tammelan kirkko. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Holy Cross Church in Parola, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Pike's Gut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Gunnarstrand) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Castle
Turku Castle
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Inari is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Savonlinna, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sotkamo are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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