16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Surat

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Spas & Wellness. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner .

Surat, India to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Surat to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then look for gifts at Tammelantori.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
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 22nd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

Find out how to plan Turku trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planning website .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in March, with highs in Kuusamo at -2°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in March, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

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
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santalahti Nature Trail and Riverside Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linden Esplanade and Main Building of Military School. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Shopping Center Veturi (in Kouvola). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kotka, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Hamina, Shopping Center Veturi, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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