5 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Turku
— 1 day
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Kouvola
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenwalk around Kupittaa Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip tool.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Kirjurinluoto, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, and then trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Kouvola takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally walk around Sibelius Monument.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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