10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Malta

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stroll around Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip site.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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1
night
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 14th (Wed): stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey planning app.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Fri), stroll around Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

1
night
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 17th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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3
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Nasinneula Tower. Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."