9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

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 10th (Sat): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll around Riverside Park, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Doha, Qatar to Kotka is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in Kotka reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums 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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Old Rauma, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, get your game on at Moomin World, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool .

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

3
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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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