16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuopio
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Stockmann Department Store. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Artisaani, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

2
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Kuopio by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online tour planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

Before you visit Kuusamo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in April, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

1
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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 1st (Tue): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

2
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."