11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri), admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kotka. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa online trip maker.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."