7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Kotka

— 3 nights
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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Riverside Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."