12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Kotka
— 1 night

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Aurinkolahti Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Santiago, Chile to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Santiago to Helsinki. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately Hanko away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, have fun at Adventure Park, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Kotka Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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