16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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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 17th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then walk around Riverside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kotka. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Kotka reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Lieksa (Pielisen Museum & Paateri), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Joensuu in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Joensuu in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vaasa travel planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): have fun at Adventure Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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."