8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Range Regional Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, 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 48°F by day to 35°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 · Neighborhoods
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, then kick 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 45°F, and evening lows to 33°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 · Spas
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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, then take 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 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."