7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
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): browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, examine the collection at Bunker Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka online trip maker .

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. In May, Kotka is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line 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.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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