12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Jamnagar Airport

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Guide-Matti. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Katajanokka, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey site.

Jamnagar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jamnagar in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue), trek along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online holiday builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

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."