6 days in Kotka & Puumala Itinerary

6 days in Kotka & Puumala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kouvola
Train:  1 h
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Puumala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Kouvola

3
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santalahti Nature Trail. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, walk around Riverside Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then get your game on at Sirius Sport Resort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker app.

Kouvola to Kotka is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Sirius Sport Resort
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sirius Sport Resort ©
Sirius Sport Resort

2
nights
Puumala

Puumala ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puumalan Lake. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi and then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puumala visit planning tool.

Getting from Kotka to Puumala by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Puumala

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church