10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sun), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planning website .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get your game on at Portaali VR, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, you will find days in Levi are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in April: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then admire the natural beauty at Fuksinpuisto Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Room Escape Games

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