13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 30 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.
Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Turku

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 25th (Sat): stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku online visit planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Room Escape Games
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa holiday planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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