10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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Museum of Aviation ©
Museum of Aviation
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

3
nights
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 27th (Wed): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Lilla holmen and then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip builder app .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
PAF Casino ©
PAF Casino

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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