12 days in Hameenlinna, Kotka & Imatra Itinerary

12 days in Hameenlinna, Kotka & Imatra Itinerary

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12 days in Hameenlinna, Kotka & Imatra Itinerary

Start: Hameenlinna
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Hameenlinna
— 6 nights
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Hameenlinna

6
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Visavuori and Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja. Do some cultural sightseeing at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hameenlinna: Hyvinkään kaupunginmuseo (in Hyvinkaa), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Rauhaniemi Beach (in Tampere). Spend the 16th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hameenlinna trip builder app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hameenlinna. In June, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Hyvinkään kaupunginmuseo, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Rauhaniemi Beach
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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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 17th (Mon), walk around Riverside Park, then steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then stroll around Isopuisto Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kymi Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip tool .

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hamina
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then explore the striking landscape at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Imatra road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Nuijamaa Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko