11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Guide-Matti. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Raseborg and see Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Old Customs House.

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Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In May, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."