9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

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

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip site .

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 September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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