8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Kotka

— 3 nights
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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. The adventure continues: stroll through Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and walk around Isopuisto Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kotka itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."