12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kotka
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenexamine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), thenlearn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Visavuori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In October, Tampere is colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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 20th (Sun), hike along The Archipelago Trail, thenstay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary maker.

You can 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Lehman and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Michael Church, Marian Kirkko
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Lehman ©
Lehman
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Retretti Art Centre, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Retretti Art Centre
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko
Retretti Art Centre ©
Retretti Art Centre

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night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In October in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: visit Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. While traveling from Sotkamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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