10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku journey tool.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then stroll around Sibelius Park, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen. On your second day here, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip app.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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