8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stop by Ullanlinna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Hibbing, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Hibbing to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hibbing in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
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 7th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenshop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, thenkick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ankkapurha Cultural Park, Hamina Old Town
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Ankkapurha Cultural Park ©
Ankkapurha Cultural Park
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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