9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
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. On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Riverside Park, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kotka. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, with highs in Kotka at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Salpa Line Museum
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
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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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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