9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porvoo Old Town and Cathedral of Porvoo. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route builder app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

1
night
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 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku 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. On the 22nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, thensee the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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