9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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night
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 27th (Sat), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip app .

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

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
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 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka vacation site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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