16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pori trip planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to Pori is an approximately 20- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Pori due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, things will get slightly colder in Pori: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Teijo National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Bellevue Beach, Nagu Church, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 29th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip builder site.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kimito Island to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kimito Island in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

3
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 some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. When traveling from Sotkamo in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Stromforsin Ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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