15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Surat

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), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip tool .

Surat, India to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Surat to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surat in November, things will get much colder in Kotka: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paateri (in Lieksa). There's lots more to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Joensuu in 4 hours. In November in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to 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
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Joensuu in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), hike along The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then stroll through Uto, and then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Turku is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°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 Outdoors
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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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