8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kotka
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning site.

Chicago, USA to Tampere is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Tampere at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hamina
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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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 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenwander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenwander the streets of Katajanokka, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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