7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Gothenburg

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 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and then examine the collection at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Senate Square, then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in October, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

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 31st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll through Kumparepuisto Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kumparepuisto Park ©
Kumparepuisto Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning tool .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
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 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

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

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 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route builder site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Spas Parks
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spas & Wellness

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