15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker app .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

Discover how to plan a Turku trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Akka-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in May; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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