11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

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
3
Kotka
— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online 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. Traveling from Chennai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

4
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. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, walk around Herb Garden Redoubt, and take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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