9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally walk around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

Plan my day in Kotka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
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.
Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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