10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Visavuori, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lammassaari Island.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra driving holiday planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

1
night
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 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress.

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

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Hamina
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf and then tee off at Tapiola Golf.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder tool .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Golf Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tapiola Golf, Hirsala Golf
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Tapiola Golf ©
Tapiola Golf
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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