11 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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 15th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lehman and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kotka is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Kotka. In June, Kotka is colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Lehman ©
Lehman

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip builder .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pori online trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsinki Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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