16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Montreal

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 Rock Church, examine the collection at Design Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then get some fabulous bargains at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, Paavolan Tammi
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #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

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 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lehman, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kotka itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to 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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pielinen and Ukko-Koli Hill.

Start your trip to Koli National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to 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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Venajanhiekka and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo visit website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish 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

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Ruka. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

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Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°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 Trips

Syote National Park, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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