8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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. On the 6th (Sat), trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip builder tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Hanko is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Hanko due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in April, things will get colder in Hanko: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Tampere in 3.5 hours. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the streets of Katajanokka, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

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

1
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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

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