16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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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. On the 16th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Pirunkirkko, Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Paateri, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lieksa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Lieksa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Lieksa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sat), experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planning tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in September: highs in Vaasa hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion 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, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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