15 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and then trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip website.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kouvola is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.8 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect Kouvola to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, get outside with Anjan Puisto, thendon't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, and finally stroll around Naisvuori Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Pursialan hiidenkirnu ©
Pursialan hiidenkirnu

1
day
Vaasa

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

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa journey planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
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): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and then get your game on at Moomin World. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

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. On the 15th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko tour planner.

Drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanko are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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