12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari visit app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenmake a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
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 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, thenstroll around Riverside Park, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kotka tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina Old Town, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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