32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Imatra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Marimekko, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Yyteri Beach and Suolijarvi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Cross Church and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Haemeenlinna (Sibelius Birthplace & Sibelius Center) and Juselius Mausoleum (in Pori). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel route website .

Getting from Turku to Akaslompolo by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Akaslompolo is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get outside with Lake Inari and then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mustasaari: Kristiinankaupunki (Lebellska kopmansgarden & Ulrika Eleonora Church), Salgrund Pilot Station (in Kaskinen) and Vaasa (Setterbergin Puisto & Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum). There's more to do: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Mustasaari. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in October; daily highs in Mustasaari reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kristiinankaupunki, Salgrund Pilot Station
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

4
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Joutsenon kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Savonlinna Cathedral and Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, contemplate the long history of Detachment Kuhlmey, stroll through Puumalan Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

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

Drive from Mustasaari to Imatra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Imatra, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Puumalan Lake, Linnansaari National Park
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center. Step out of Lahti to go to Siltakyla and see Valkmusa National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lahti trip site .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Lahti are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall