6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— Few hours
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Oakland

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

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Oakland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Oakland in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 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 · Beaches · Parks
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 28th (Mon): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."