8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vaasa
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
End: Vaasa

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel route app.

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 2.5- 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
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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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 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, ratings, maps, 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 Nature
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside 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 see photos, maps, reviews, 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 do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. 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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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