12 days in Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 9 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planner.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

9
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, stop by Ullanlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Espoo, Pernio, King's Road, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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