11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Train:  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. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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. On the 18th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip 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
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. 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 Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, then engage your brain at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and then explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Espoo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Espoo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train 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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