17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
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. On the 3rd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip maker site .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©

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, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas & Wellness

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. On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stromforsin ruukki. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Hamina Old Town
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lehman ©
Lehman
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Pori

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

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool .

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

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

Similar Plans

25 days in Finland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FINLAND January, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Finland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans