7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Seattle

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip maker.

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Kotka is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get a bit cooler in Kotka: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: visit Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, thenstop by Ullanlinna, thenexplore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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