8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kouvola, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, expect Kouvola to be colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Inari

On the 9th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip site .

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in September, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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