8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 1 night

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Okra. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and stop by Ullanlinna.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker site.

Ajaccio, France to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ajaccio to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ajaccio in April, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 ©
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.
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then shop like a local with Galleria Ronga.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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