9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
On the 28th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Katajanokka, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in September, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
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): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Turku in September, plan for slightly colder days in Akaslompolo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time 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 ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Karhunkierros and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

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