8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + 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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life 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 traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola day trip planning website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, things will get cooler in Kouvola: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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), see the interesting displays 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 make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna attractions planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 9th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The 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 see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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