20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Getabergen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel route builder tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Getabergen ©
Getabergen

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll explore and learn at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

Discover how to plan a Vaasa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
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 (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko, take in the history at Salpa Line, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Tohmajarven kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

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Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles