16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka driving holiday planning site .

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Kotka, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Kotka reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marian Kirkko, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, and look for gifts at Tammelantori.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
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 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) in Tuusula, about 40 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Design Museum ©
Design Museum

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