10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tampere, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
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 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Main Library.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Kumparepuisto Park, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka vacation planning site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel planner .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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