16 days in Southwest Finland & Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland & Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Turku
— 1 night
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Sotkamo
— 1 day
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
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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 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along The Archipelago Trail, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip app.

Quebec City, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quebec City to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quebec City in June, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pori vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

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

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °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 ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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day
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 19th (Wed), get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. The adventure continues: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to 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
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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