11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kotka to Vaasa by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Vaasa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in April, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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