9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pescara
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 + foot:  8​h 30​min
End: Pescara

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 13th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, walk around Riverside Park, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planning site .

Pescara, Italy to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pescara to Kotka is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pescara in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey tool .

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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Trails Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

4
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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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