11 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lehman and then walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kotka is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
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. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

5
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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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