15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more), Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Joensuu. In September, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paateri ©
Paateri
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. When traveling from Joensuu in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Old Rauma & Ruokapuoti Lumo) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, browse the collection at Raision Kaupunginkirjasto, and don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and then identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally get your game on at Makeitout.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Makeitout ©
Makeitout
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vaasa in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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