16 days in Southwest Finland & Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland & Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Southwest Finland & Finland Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Quebec City

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Archipelago Trail, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

Plan my trip to Turku with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Quebec City, Canada to Turku is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Quebec City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Turku: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner.

You can take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo visit planning tool .

Drive from Vaasa to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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