6 days in Helsinki Region & Kotka Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region & Kotka Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kotka
— 4 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

4
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. John's Church and Marian Kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: walk around Riverside Park, stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Bunker Museum, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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