6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Guide-Matti in Tammisaari, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila, stroll through Hiidenvuori, then hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally soothe aching muscles at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."