12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman. Keep things going the next day: stop by Linden Esplanade and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey planner.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kotka is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Kotka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stromforsin Ruukki
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Do some cultural sightseeing at Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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