9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 6th (Sun): stroll around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

Sioux City, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sioux City to Kotka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sioux City in May, expect Kotka to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 12th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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