12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner
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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 3 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Turku — 1 night

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally stroll around Alppiruusupuisto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park — 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour site.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Koli National Park in November, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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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