15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in September, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenhike 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 take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, thenexplore 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, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally see the interesting displays at 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 °C and lows of °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 Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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