11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Doha

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Doha in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get your game on at Moomin World.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and finally stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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