16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then hike along Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola attractions planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kouvola, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May; daily highs in Kouvola reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Marian Kirkko
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kouvola in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Siida ©
Siida
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In May in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanko trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuusamo to Hanko. In May, Hanko is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

Find out how to plan Kimito Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Teijo National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park