8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ajaccio, Corsica
Fly:  9​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Ajaccio, Corsica

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder site .

Ajaccio, France to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ajaccio in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trip

Tapiola Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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