8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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. On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary tool .

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Kotka reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then view the masterpieces at Okra, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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