37 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

37 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kouvola Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 14 nights
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Turku
— 11 nights
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Kouvola
— 11 nights

14
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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.
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

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

11
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Isokari Lighthouse) and Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Old Rauma, &more). 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 take a train; or fly. 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 drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Naantali, Forssa
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden

11
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Sammonlahden Church, Lappeenrannan kirkko, &more), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Church of St. Nicholas, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Turku to Kouvola in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. 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

Side Trips

Kotka, Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, Imatra, Hamina
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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