15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. In May, Helsinki is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari attractions planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip builder .

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Hanko Water Tower, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Akaslompolo to Hanko with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in May; daily highs in Hanko reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kupittaa Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then go for a walk through Visavuori.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planning tool .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Fuksinpuisto Park, then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Lehman.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Hamina Old Town
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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