10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 19th (Thu): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Melbourne, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kotka is minus 8 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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