7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Turku tour planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kotka vacation builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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