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
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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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 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari vacation maker site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Kotka to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kotka in April, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker website .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in April, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
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), head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanko.

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Beaches Nature Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip itinerary site .

Drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hanko are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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Traveling by car from Hanko to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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