8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and then get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
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 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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