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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Turku

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 8th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour app .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Parks

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 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) 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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