9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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): stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally stroll around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Helsinki

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.
Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."