11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Espoo
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
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 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
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 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary 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 April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): have fun and explore at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, engage your brain at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and then explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Espoo road trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Exhibition Centre WeeGee ©
Exhibition Centre WeeGee
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

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