6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  6​h
2
Inari
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

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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. On the 2nd (Mon), wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Kotka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Kotka is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Inari by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kotka in July: high temperatures in Inari hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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