6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  11​h 15​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
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

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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 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online tour itinerary planner .

Doha, Qatar to Kotka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in May; daily highs in Kotka reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku journey planning tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem 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 11th (Sat), stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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