15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Riverside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Katariina Seaside Park, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 20th (Mon): see what you can catch with VMB Fishing, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then have fun at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku route planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."