6 days in Helsinki Region & Kotka Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region & Kotka Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo, then get 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 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 18°C during the day and 7°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 · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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4
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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Hiidenvuori. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). The adventure continues: walk around Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Bunker Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka 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 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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