8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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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. On the 31st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then head off the coast to Lehman.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka sightseeing planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Lehman ©
Lehman

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, examine the collection at Siida, and then do sightseeing your way with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Kotka to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Inari is little chillier than Kotka - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Sotkamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. June in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Wildlife Nature
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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