11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
End: Moscow

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, meet the residents at Maretarium, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally stroll around Katariina Seaside Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary maker website .

Moscow, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Moscow to Kotka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kids will enjoy Venajanhiekka and Nokkakivi Amusement Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Jyvaskyla (Finnish Air Force Museum & Toivolan Vanha Piha). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio route planning site .

Getting from Kotka to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Venajanhiekka, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Ukko-Koli Hill
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website .

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
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