16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 1 night
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Artisaani. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Digelius Music, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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nights
Turku

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, thenbrowse 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, thensee 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kuopio

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, thenstop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, thenexamine 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Matkus Shopping Center ©
Matkus Shopping Center
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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 28th (Sat): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, thenget all the information you need at Riihisaari, thenexplore 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 °C during the day and °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

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

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 °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

1
night
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 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 °C, and evening lows to °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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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nights
Akaslompolo

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 °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up