6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15​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
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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 12th (Mon), head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka attractions planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Kotka. In August, Kotka is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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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 13th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip maker .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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