15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly:  22​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Porvoo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Thunder Bay

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

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

Thunder Bay, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Turku
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Sapokka Water Garden, & more), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Laune Central Park (in Lahti). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kouvola road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo, Laune Central Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

4
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Laivasilta (in Loviisa), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Hollola (Kiikunlahde & Church of Hollola). There's much more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porvoo day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Kouvola to Porvoo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Porvoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hollola, Hiidenkirnut, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Laivasilta
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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