9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Kotka is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder app.

Getting from Koli National Park to Helsinki by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."