15 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kouvola is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Kouvola is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Santalahti Nature Trail
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, then get outside with Anjan Puisto, then make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Naisvuori Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli travel route planner .

Getting from Kouvola to Mikkeli by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Pursialan hiidenkirnu ©
Pursialan hiidenkirnu

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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nights
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 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Turku Castle and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanko are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

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You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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