10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Fly to San Francisco, Subway to Richmond Amtrak, Train to Sacramento

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Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Repovesi National Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park, and contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka driving holiday planner.

Sacramento, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Kotka due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for much colder days in Kotka, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."