8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour itinerary maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in May, with highs in Kotka at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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