17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Riverside Park, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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