11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thentake an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Mon), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Inari in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 11th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
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. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Lehman. Family-friendly places like Santalahti Nature Trail and Linden Esplanade will thrill your kids. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Valkmusa National Park, Marian Kirkko, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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