16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stockmann's Department Store. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, look for gifts at Digelius Music, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 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
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku holiday maker website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

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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): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuopio day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuopio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -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
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Matkus Shopping Center ©
Matkus Shopping Center
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja ©
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel 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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Mon), hit the slopes at Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids.

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

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in April; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

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