15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

1
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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 14th (Tue): stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenwander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, thentrek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kotka journey planner.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then identify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Koli National Park in May, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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