12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour builder
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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oulu
— 1 night
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Helsinki — 5 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 Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online holiday planner.

Jorhat, India to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jorhat to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jorhat in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Turku — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alppiruusupuisto. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.
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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 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park journey builder website.

Getting from Turku to Koli National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Turku in October, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Oulu.
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Oulu — 1 night

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Tue), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then get a new perspective on things with Finnaction, and finally take a memorable tour with Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. In October in Oulu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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