30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

6
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.
Get outdoors at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Lohjan Island and see Paavolan Tammi, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Snappertunan kirkko
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

6
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 Old Rauma. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Katanpaa (in Kustavi), Hanko (Gunnarstrand, Bellevue Beach, & more) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku journey planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Katanpaa, Teijo national park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Explore hidden gems such as Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Siida. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inari trip maker website .

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. In November, Inari is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Riisitunturi National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Syote National Park and Karhunkierros. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Step out of the city life by going to Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kolovesi National Park and Paltaniemi Church. Step out of Sotkamo to go to Sonkajarvi and see Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3 hours. Traveling from Kuusamo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sotkamo, with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Kolovesi National Park, Paltaniemi Church, Vuokatinvaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Linnansaari National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 3.5 hours. In November in Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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