12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Kokkola
— 1 day
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Inari
— 1 day
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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. On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Kotka. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Architectural Building
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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Religious Site
St. John's Church
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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, then see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, then examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kokkola route planning site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kokkola by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Art Museum
K.H. Renlund Museum
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Historic Walking Area
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
4.1

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kokkola to Inari. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kokkola in April; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naantali Old Town and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in April; daily highs in Turku reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Helsinki

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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