4 days in Helsinki & Kotka Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Kotka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Kotka

— 1 night
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 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites

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