6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
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

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 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rock 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 5°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough 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 ©
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. On the 25th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Kotka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

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 November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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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. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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