16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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. Relax by the water at Santalahti Nature Trail and Lehman. Get a sense of the local culture at Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kotka. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church for their historical value. Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Bellevue Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turku using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Naantali
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in April; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Get some cultural insight at Ullanlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hietaranta Beach, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday site .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Beaches Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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