8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riga
Fly:  5 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
End: Riga

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Turku is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riga in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Turku, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, make a trip to St. John's Church, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka route maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, visit Katajanokka, view the masterpieces at Okra, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route app.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -2°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Levi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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