15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Helsinki. In September, Helsinki is much colder than Lagos - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sat), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Setterbergin Puisto and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Pielinen, Uhrihalkeama, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu road trip planning website.

Getting from Vaasa to Joensuu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online journey maker.

Drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."