13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary maker

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Pielinen, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get your bearings at Turku City Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Kotka

— 1 night
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 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning website.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route website.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

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."