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
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa day trip planning website .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere journey site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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