7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach. On the next day, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route builder website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku online vacation builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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