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 maps, other places to visit, 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 Beaches Museums

Side Trip

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

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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

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

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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, thenvisit 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, thenkick 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.

For more things to do, where to stay, 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 Parks Outdoors
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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 Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). 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 find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, 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, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
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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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