13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
On the 17th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). On your second day here, stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

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Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helsinki, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): walk around Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Leppavirta Church, then take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tahko Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Automuseoon, brush up on your military savvy at Kuopio War Veteran Museum, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kuopio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Kuopio to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Kuopion Automuseoon
4.2
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Specialty Museum
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
4.3
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Religious Site
Leppavirta Church
4.1

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
You've now added Neitikoski Rapids to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, examine the collection at Myllymuseo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

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Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail
3.1
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Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
5.0

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You've now added Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), Head underground at Pirunkirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, then stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Saimaa.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta attractions planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Scenic Drive
Lake Saimaa
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History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
4.4

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for gifts at Poikilo - Museums, and finally see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planning site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Poikilo - Museums
3.7

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Must see
Mannerheim Museum
4.5

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