10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Milan

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere online road trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Turku route maker website.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday site.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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