7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 22nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, visit Hamina Old Town, then admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Kotka. Traveling from Hyderabad in July, expect Kotka to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaupinoja Sauna. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then soothe aching muscles at Kaupinoja Sauna.

Discover how to plan a Tampere trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arctic Expedition as well as Dive Finland Oy. On the 24th (Fri), get outside with Arctic Expedition, take a tour by water with Dive Finland Oy, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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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."