8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. John's Church, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina tour itinerary maker site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hamina is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hamina due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February; daily highs in Hamina reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beach Mansikkalahti
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Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In February in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (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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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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 18th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February, Inari is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planner.

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. In February, Turku is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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