15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Visit Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Hiidenkirnut
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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 8th (Sun): head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Lieksa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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 Pielinen will get you outdoors. Step out of Joensuu to go to Enonkoski and see Kolovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Joensuu online vacation maker .

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Linden Esplanade, Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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