7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Shanghai

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 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Shanghai in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday maker website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 25th (Mon), make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kotka are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hamina
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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