10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  7 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h
End: Istanbul

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki 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. On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thenwalk around Kumparepuisto Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Riverside Park, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Hvittrask, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, and then walk around Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Espoo trip site.

You can drive from Kotka to Espoo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Espoo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hvittrask
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral

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 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, walk around Kupittaa Park, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenget your game on at Moomin World, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Espoo to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thenhave fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip builder.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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