11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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 20th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka tour planner.

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kotka. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."