11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Kuopio
— 5 nights
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
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 29th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, meet the residents at Maretarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, thensteep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotka attractions planner.

Moscow, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Family-friendly places like Venajanhiekka and Nokkakivi Amusement Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Ukko-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park) and Jyvaskyla (Finnish Air Force Museum & Toivolan Vanha Piha). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Ukko-Koli Hill, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Venajanhiekka
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuopio in January, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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