16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
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. On the 16th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Keep things going the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey maker tool .

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kotka is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
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. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa trip builder .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Turku

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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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