9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Ullanlinna and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker app.

Inverness, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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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 3rd (Sun), head off the coast to Lehman, thenhike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kotka sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

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Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lehman ©
Lehman

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary builder app.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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