8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
End: Warsaw

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.
On the 13th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website .

Warsaw, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Warsaw in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get some historical perspective at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Kotka Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, & more), Hamina (Hamina Fortress & St. John's Church) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Lappeenranta, Hamina, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa road trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
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 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel route site .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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