11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

2
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. On the 20th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally walk around Riverside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary builder website .

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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