10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation builder website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
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 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Trails, #Beaches
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku vacation tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere route builder site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark and Pilke Science Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Feelapland and Poro Farmi. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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