12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 5th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder site .

Mumbai, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
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 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, and then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Imatra online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planning app .

Getting from Imatra to Turku by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Hietaranta Beach and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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