16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route app.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Turku

— 1 night
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 27th (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari road trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Plan a trip to Rovaniemi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola vacation planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Kouvola to be a bit warmer, temps between 2°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

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."