19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker tool .

Bengaluru, India to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, Kotka is colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation planning website .

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Feelapland.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 16th (Wed), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online tour planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Terranova, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa sightseeing planning website .

Explore your travel options from Akaslompolo to Vaasa with the Route module. Traveling from Akaslompolo in October, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 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 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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