10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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. On the 31st (Thu), kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip maker .

Chennai, India to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kotka to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in February: high temperatures in Levi hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ruka, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuusamo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then get a taste of the local shopping with Okra, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in February, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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