11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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. On the 30th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Riverside Park, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour planner.

Doha, Qatar to Kotka is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Kotka. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in May; daily highs in Kotka reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (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
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

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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 2nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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