6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

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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 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, then stop by Taiga Colors, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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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 11th (Tue), admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotka online road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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