8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dammam

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanko journey maker website .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Hanko is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Hanko. Traveling from Dammam in April, expect Hanko to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), wander the streets of Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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night
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 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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