10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Tammelantori, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally stop by Ideapark.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip builder .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tampere due to the time zone difference. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

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Ideapark
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Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo journey site .

Getting from Tampere to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in May, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally head off the coast to Malonsaari.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Imatra online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, expect Imatra to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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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 30th (Wed): stroll through Lehman, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

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Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin ruukki
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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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 (Fri): browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini, and finally stop by Pien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Boss Shop, stop by Marimekko, stop by Taiga Colors, then look for gifts at Digelius Music, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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#Shopping, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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