7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planning website .

Doha, Qatar to Kotka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Kotka is minus 1 hour. In April, Kotka is much colder than Doha - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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