9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday builder website .

Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Turku to Kuopio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuopio: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oulu road trip app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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