8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online holiday maker .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning app .

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Turku in February, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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 23rd (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Muonio in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in February; daily highs in Muonio reach -6°C and lows reach -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation planner .

Getting from Muonio to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then stroll through Ruka, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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