11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then kick back and relax at Lehman. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Kotka is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kotka is 7 hours. In May, Kotka is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for gifts at Tammelantori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip app.

You can 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 June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku travel tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

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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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Store. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, look for gifts at Artisaani, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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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."