15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto

2
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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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 13th (Tue): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, then admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vaasa tour planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pori online tour planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Ett Hem Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

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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 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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