15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

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 17th (Sat), hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On your second day here, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka trip builder app .

Jaipur, India to Kotka is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jaipur to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jaipur in August, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Salpa Line Museum
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Joensuu takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paateri
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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 22nd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then examine the collection at Terranova.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online travel planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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