7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  16​h
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 45​min
Philadelphia

2
days
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 18th (Tue), trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stromforsin ruukki. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, then step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Kotka. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kotka: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

few
hours
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 (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip maker app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
days
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 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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