39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Lehman). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning website.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In April, Helsinki is colder than Chennai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow 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
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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 some historical perspective at Church of Keuruu and Hameensilta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Aleksanterin Kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Marttinen (in Virrat). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Saari Nation Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get outside with FUN53 Charter, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Church of Keuruu, Marttinen, Saari Nation Park
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Terranova and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mustasaari: Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi) and Kaupungintalo - City Hall (in Vaasa). There's more to do: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip itinerary website.

Getting from Tampere to Mustasaari by car takes about 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. You will leave for Muonio on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

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Drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 9.5 hours. In April, Muonio is little chillier than Mustasaari - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Joutsenon kirkko. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Imatra Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Cathedral & Savonlinna Provincial Museum). There's more to do: get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot and step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Imatra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in May, with highs in Imatra at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks 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. Get in touch with nature at Valkmusa National Park and Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lahti sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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