58 days in Finland Itinerary

58 days in Finland Itinerary

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58 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 4 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sotkamo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Imatra
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Turku
— 8 nights
9
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Tampere
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Juutua Nature Trail. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara--about 1h 30 min away.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Inari is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Inari is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in June, with highs in Inari at 57°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

5
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

5
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Relax by the water at Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Escape the urban bustle at Kainuun Vaellustalli and Boreal Wildlife Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Sotkamo side-trips: Kajaani (Kajaani Church & Kajaani Castle ruins). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. It doesn't end there: get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. June in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kajaani, Vuokatinvaara, Venajanhiekka, Boreal Wildlife Centre
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

6
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Old Mine Mining Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko will appeal to museum buffs. Pielisen Museum and Nurmes Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Joensuu and see Joensuu Church, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Nurmes Church, Old Mine Mining Museum, Joensuu Church
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna sightseeing planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museumship Pommern and Kobba Klintar. Aland Maritime Museum and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Mariehamn to Sund to see Bomarsund about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

8
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Teijo national park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Uto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanko, Rosala, Nagu Church, Naantali Church, Korpo Church
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Kuuskajaskari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Rauma and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

9
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marttinen and Tampere Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Forssa Museum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Jokioinen Museum Railway, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tammelan kirkko.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Parola, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Marttinen, Forssa Museum, Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 24:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Valkmusa National Park. Visiting Santalahti Nature Trail and Lehman will get you outdoors. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Cathedral of Porvoo, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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