13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Jaipur

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.
Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Jaipur, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jaipur to Helsinki. Traveling from Jaipur in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sun), get your game on at Moomin World, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip maker site .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
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 20th (Tue): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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 24th (Sat), head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On your second day here, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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