5 days in Kotka & Kouvola Itinerary

5 days in Kotka & Kouvola Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights

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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 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally meet the residents at Maretarium. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Turku Airport. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland & Vesijärvi harbor) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan kirkko, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planning website.

Drive from Kotka to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Lahti
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta