5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in April, with highs in Helsinki at 47°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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