43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

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43 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In September, Helsinki is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Isokari Lighthouse, Louhisaari Manor, Old Rauma, Teijo National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ahvenisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Tue) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Terranova, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Seinajoki Library
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Vaasa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
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. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lieksa journey app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In October, daytime highs in Lieksa are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

Planning Joensuu trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Siikalahti Wetland, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and stroll around Snellman Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuopio trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Olavinlinna Castle, Kummakivi Boulder, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Ankkapurha Culture Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, & more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's lots more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Kumparepuisto Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotka online attractions planner .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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