8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Design Museum and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planning app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dusseldorf in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, steep yourself in history at Stromforsin ruukki, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hamina Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Pori takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip tool .

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
On the 28th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

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