15 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Kouvola
— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, make a trip to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Pargas Church (in Pargas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, 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

Side Trips

Naantali, VMB Fishing, Pargas Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Riverside Park, &more). 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

Side Trips

Kotka, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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