6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Imatra
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
End: St. Petersburg

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 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. April in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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hours
Imatra

Imatra
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra online road trip planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Imatra in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April in Imatra, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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