22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planning website.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel planning site.

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

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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 cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Change things up with a short trip to Pike's Gut in Hanko (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

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Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanko
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's more to do: tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Jalavan Kauppa and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Syote trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 3 hours. In October in Syote, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Jalavan Kauppa
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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. On the 28th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hiukka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Syote to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. October in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey builder tool.

Drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough 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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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa travel route builder website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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 Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kotka
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Museum of Aviation ©
Museum of Aviation