4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online journey planner .

Washington DC, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Kotka are cooler (66°F), and nights are a bit cooler (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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