15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's lots more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kotka trip planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Lieksa (Pielisen Museum & Paateri) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In October in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Joensuu in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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