39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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39 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mustasaari
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
7
Imatra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chennai

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Head to Marimekko and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Lehman). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in April, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

6
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 get to explore Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku travel planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Suolijarvi Beach and Saari Nation Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Church of Keuruu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Marttinen (in Virrat) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and snap pictures at Hameensilta.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saari Nation Park, Marttinen, Church of Keuruu, Yyteri Beach
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

5
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mustasaari: Vaasa (Terranova, Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, & more) and Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toMuonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut ©

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 30th (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 9.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, Muonio is a bit cooler than Mustasaari - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning website .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lammassaari Island and Imatra Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Savonlinna Provincial Museum (in Savonlinna). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko and head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Imatra itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Imatra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in May: high temperatures in Imatra hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Joutsenon kirkko, Linnansaari National Park
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Escape the urban bustle at Valkmusa National Park and Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lahti trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Imatra to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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