7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Lucknow, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Lucknow to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lucknow in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."