10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere sightseeing app .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Milan to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world 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, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. 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
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Riverside Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online vacation planner .

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

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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