6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, Helsinki is cooler than Ahmedabad - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sapokka Water Garden. On the 7th (Thu), trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Isopuisto Park, then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

Before you visit Kotka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Tampere online journey planner.

Drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Spas
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

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