14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In January, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then see what you can catch with VMB Fishing, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vaasa are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli and Akka-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaasa in January, expect Koli National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between -9°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kouvola by car takes about 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."