10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kotka due to the time zone difference. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
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 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel planning site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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 Kansallisgalleria. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Tapiola Golf. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Espoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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