8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
3
Kotka
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey builder.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 13th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ukko-Koli, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Sibelius Park, visit Linden Esplanade, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, thenlet little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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