9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then visit Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker site.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Wildlife Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Turku, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get outside with Karhunkierros.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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