8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Feelapland, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker website .

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill. On your second day here, stroll through Ukko-Koli, then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-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. On the 15th (Tue), head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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