11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

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, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary site .

Doha, Qatar to Kotka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Kotka is minus 1 hour. In May, Kotka is cooler than Doha - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

1
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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. On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Turku

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Room Escape Games
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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