15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Detroit

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Detroit to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Kouvola journey builder app .

Drive from Turku to Kouvola in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, & more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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