10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel website.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in June since evenings lows in Tampere dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
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 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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, thenstep off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Kumparepuisto Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Kumparepuisto Park ©
Kumparepuisto Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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 Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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