15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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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, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then pause 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, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then wander 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 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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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, then stroll 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, then trek 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 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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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 Akka-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning tool.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

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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 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

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."