12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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. On the 13th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll around Riverside Park, and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in June: highs in Kotka hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park journey site.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa tour planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."