8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Jacksonville

1
day
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 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary builder site .

Jacksonville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is colder than Jacksonville - with highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiekka Art Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hiekka Art Museum ©
Hiekka Art Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

3
nights
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 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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