60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki

9
days
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 a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

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Espoo
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

5
days
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Haapasaari Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stromforsin ruukki and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Santalahti Nature Trail, & more) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Lehman ©
Lehman

4
days
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Joutsenon kirkko and Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Lammassaari Island and Imatra Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, & more), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). There's still lots to do: stroll through Malonsaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Imatrankoski Church, have fun at HopLop Lappeenranta, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Traveling by car from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. In September in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumala, Parikkala, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
days
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Mikkeli Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Riihisaari, & more) and Mikkeli (Pursialan hiidenkirnu & Visulahti). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park.

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You can drive from Imatra to Rantasalmi in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Nature, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Mikkeli
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

5
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Hiidenportti National Park in Sotkamo, about 1h 40 min away.

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Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Hiidenportti National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
days
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Posio online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Posio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Posio, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Posio

#Nature, #Parks

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Auttikongas
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

2
days
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Posio to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

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Muonio
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Juutua Nature Trail, & more).

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Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
days
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mustasaari: Vaasa (Stromso, Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, & more). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Mustasaari with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Stromso ©
Stromso

6
days
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Visiting Pyha-Hakki National Park and Nyrolan luontopolku will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa), Sinivuori Hiking trail (in Kangasniemi) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan satama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Leivonmaki National Park, Sinivuori Hiking trail
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku

6
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Holy Cross Church and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Haemeenlinna (Palanderin talo & Skogster Museum) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Pori Art Museum, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, find something for the whole family at Funpark, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

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Pori, Haemeenlinna, Funpark, Holy Cross Church
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

6
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Naantali, Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo national park, Korpo Church
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral

4
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Archipelago National Park and Oro.

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You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
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Soderlangvik

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