5 days in Helsinki, Kotka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Kotka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kotka
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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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 9th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at True VR. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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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. On the 12th (Wed), admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka route maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kotka

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kotka to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kotka in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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