15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

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Pune, India to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Kotka is minus 3.5 hours. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

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

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari journey builder website.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari with the Route module. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mustasaari: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Tue), hike along The Archipelago Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with VMB Fishing, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip website.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."