12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ahmedabad

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: highs in Koli National Park hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kouvola, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Turku

— 1 night
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 10th (Wed): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku route website.

Getting from Kouvola to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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."