10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder app .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-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 New Delhi in August, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 18th (Sun): get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku online day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then catch some excitement at Feelapland, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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