6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Oakland

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey planning site .

Oakland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Oakland to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Oakland in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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hours
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 28th (Mon), take a stroll through Linden Esplanade and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

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You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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