11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
Fly:  21 h 45 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: San Salvador


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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

San Salvador, El Salvador to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Salvador to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Salvador in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral


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 12th (Mon): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then walk around Riverside Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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