7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kotka is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Kotka to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder site .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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