8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel route app.

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Helsinki

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.
Bring the kids along to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, and walk around Observatory Hill Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 28th (Fri): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then stop by Linden Esplanade, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): walk around Sapokka Water Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kotka vacation planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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