14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Ottawa

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 17th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka online journey maker .

Ottawa, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ottawa in June, with highs in Kotka at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 25th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then choose your vessel at Lana, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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