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 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip app .

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

1
night
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 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey builder .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 3rd (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Inari is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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