10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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 19th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kotka. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Savonlinna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car 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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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and The National Library of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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