10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Coimbatore

1
day
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 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Merila, stroll around Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Kotka trip maker .

Coimbatore, India to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Coimbatore to Kotka, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in May; daily highs in Kotka reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa planning tool .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Photographic Centre Peri, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

Discover how to plan a Turku trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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