8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vaasa
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary site .

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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. Start 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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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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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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