37 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

37 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 14 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 11 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 11 nights
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Helsinki

— 14 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park). Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 22:

Turku

— 11 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Old Rauma, &more), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Isokari Lighthouse). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, stroll around Kupittaa Park, and get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — Jul 3:

Kouvola

— 11 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Church of St. Nicholas, &more) and Lappeenranta (Sammonlahden Church, Lappeenrannan kirkko, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola holiday planner.

You can fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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