12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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 7th (Fri): wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki and then kick back and relax at Lehman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Linden Esplanade and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka tour itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Mon), stroll through Ruka and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Visiting Teijo national park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. There's more to do: make a trip to Archangel Michael's church and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Teijo national park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Kansallisgalleria. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, take an in-depth tour of Alvar Aalto's studio, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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