8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 18th (Sun): get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. On the next day, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka travel website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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