10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Muscat

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day
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 29th (Wed), hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Muscat, Oman to Kotka is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Kotka is minus 2 hours. In August, Kotka is colder than Muscat - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Lilla holmen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner .

Fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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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 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planning app .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
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 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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