6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: St. Petersburg


2
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. On the 4th (Wed), hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kotka. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Fri), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kotka in April, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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