16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenbrowse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then get answers to all your questions at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in September, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Turku Castle and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, thenhike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Lehman ©
Lehman

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Koli Shop Retkitupa. There's lots more to do: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

Plan a Sotkamo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Koli National Park to Sotkamo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti Bowling, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Ruka and Kiutakongas Rapids. Step off the beaten path and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip builder tool.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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