11 days in Kouvola, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Kouvola, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Hamina Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary site.

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kotka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Old Town
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, walk around Riverside Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then make a trip to Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Kouvola to Kotka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Loviisan kirkko
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

6
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 explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and visit Ullanlinna.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip app.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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