11 days in Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia & Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, thenappreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, get curious at Tietomaa, and then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In February in Oulu, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taivalkoski tour builder tool.

You can drive from Oulu to Taivalkoski in 2 hours. Traveling from Oulu in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taivalkoski, with lows of -13°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare and then stroll through Ruka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Taivalkoski to Kuusamo in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, thenlook for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

Make your Koli National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In February in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 20th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), thenkick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, and finally look for gifts at Taitokortteli.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. February in Joensuu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joella. And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Turku with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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