22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Hakaniemi Market. Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. In October, Helsinki is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Pike's Gut about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanko
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida and Lemmenjoki National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara--about 1h 30 min away.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in October, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Wildlife
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. On your second day here, look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa and then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Syote tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Syote

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hiukka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Syote to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour planner .

Drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): go for a walk through Ankkapurha Culture Park, examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, then admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ruotsinpyhtaa can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Ankkapurha Culture Park
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park