12 days in Hameenlinna, Kotka & Imatra Itinerary

12 days in Hameenlinna, Kotka & Imatra Itinerary

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Hameenlinna
— 6 nights
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Kotka
— 2 nights
3
Imatra
— 3 nights

6
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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as The Parola Armour Museum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Evo Hiking Area and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hameenlinna: Hyvinkään kaupunginmuseo (in Hyvinkaa), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hameenlinna. In June, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Visavuori, Hyvinkään kaupunginmuseo, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around Riverside Park, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thenwalk around Isopuisto Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate the long history of St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Kotka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensteep yourself in history 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 next day: head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Imatra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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