17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sudbury
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Sudbury

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Sudbury, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sudbury to Oulu. When traveling from Sudbury in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Stadin Panimo ©
Stadin Panimo

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 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then visit Linden Esplanade, and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then kick back and relax at Lehman, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Hamina Old Town
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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