15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Pielinen (in Koli National Park) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Utra Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu online journey maker.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Joensuu to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama and then identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa trip planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lieksa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

Find out how to plan Kuusamo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Lieksa to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Ruijanpolku Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip maker.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then examine the collection at Terranova, and then identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saariselka, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral