8 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Singapore to Kotka, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Kotka reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Visit Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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