10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Kotka

— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Laivasilta (in Loviisa). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."