9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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 21st (Sun), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, thenhike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Singapore to Kotka, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in October, with highs in Kuusamo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentake a stroll through Katajanokka, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, thenbrowse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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