7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Venice

3
nights
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Helsinki. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then walk around Riverside Park, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally stroll around Katariina Seaside Park.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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