15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
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 2nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally visit Linden Esplanade. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Riverside Park, thentake a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kotka travel planner.

Surat, India to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Surat in November, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more), Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu attractions planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Joensuu in 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Joensuu in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 9th (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy the sea views from Uto, and then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Turku reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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