20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Chandigarh

4
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.
Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip tool .

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio day trip planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. October in Muonio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip maker site .

You can drive from Muonio to Mustasaari in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Muonio in October, things will get a bit warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
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 27th (Sat): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko. On the next day, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, examine the collection at Carelicum, then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park visit planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in October: highs in Koli National Park hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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