5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston


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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online tour planner .

Boston, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Kotka is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 45°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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Turku

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 16th (Wed): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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