15 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Portland to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Pargas Church (in Pargas) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, stroll around Kupittaa Park, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Riverside Park, &more) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Kouvola in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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