13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Jaipur

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool .

Jaipur, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. In August, Rovaniemi is colder than Jaipur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 16th (Fri), hike along Akka-Koli Hill, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip tool .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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