10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Chennai

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in October, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Finnish Aviation Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for slightly colder days in Koli National Park, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, stroll around Palotorninvuori Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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