10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Patong, Phuket
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Patong, Phuket

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll around Riverside Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally stroll around Sibelius Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka online tour itinerary planner .

Patong, Thailand to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Patong to Kotka due to the time zone difference. In September, Kotka is colder than Patong - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip website .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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