10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Pune


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day
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 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Pune, India to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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night
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 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip app .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna itinerary planner .

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

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
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka route planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through Sibelius Monument, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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