15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Pune 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

1
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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.
On the 5th (Thu), grab your bike and head to 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.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

1
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -2°C in Koli National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 13th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola online route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

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."