6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip planning app .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, Turku is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

3
nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Marian Kirkko. St. John's Church and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, and don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

1
night
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 28th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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