15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Lagos

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Step out of Helsinki to go to Lohjan Island and see Paavolan Tammi, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Lagos in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto and then stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more 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. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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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. When in Joensuu, make a side trip to see Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli, approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Vaasa to Joensuu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo, 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: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kouvola takes 4 hours. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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