15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, thenstroll around Riverside Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, thenadmire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Kotka, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Kotka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, thentake in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along The Archipelago Trail, thenget in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, thenexamine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

5
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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