6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  7 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Helsinki to be colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kotka road trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Kotka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hamina
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

1
night
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 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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