38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Imatra
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Lahti
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Fuksinpuisto Park & Lehman). Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, stop by Boss Shop, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in June, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

6
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Cross Church and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski) and The Church of St. Michael (in Palkane). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rapola Ridge, Holy Cross Church, The Church of St. Michael, Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Turku trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 18th (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Turku, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planning app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Mustasaari by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Hiukka and Kainuun Vaellustalli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sotkamo: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Rukajarvi-keskus (in Iisalmi). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti and get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Sotkamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Rukajarvi-keskus
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen. When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Kolvananuuro in Joensuu, approximately 38 minutes away.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sotkamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kolvananuuro
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rantasalmi attractions planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lammassaari Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally enjoy some diversion at HopLop Lappeenranta.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Imatra journey planner.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Imatra in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

2
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 Valkmusa National Park. Step out of Lahti to go to Ruotsinpyhtaa and see Stromforsin ruukki, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin ruukki
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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