59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 6 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
6
Inari
— 4 nights
7
Vaasa
— 5 nights
8
Tampere
— 7 nights
9
Turku
— 6 nights
10
Helsinki
— 9 nights

6
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Riverside Park, step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday builder site.

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Kotka reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hiidenvuori, Valkmusa National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip builder app.

Getting from Kotka to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parikkala, Imatra, Woikosken Automuseo, Kummakivi Boulder, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

6
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Juuka to see Paalasmaan Surukivi about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Makravaara Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip website.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Posio (Riisitunturi National Park & Korouoma Canyon) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Karhunkierros, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo travel planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Sodankyla (Luosto & Museum - Gallery Alariesto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, see Santa Claus Office, and get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund, appreciate the extensive heritage of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

Plan trip to Vaasa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Inari to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund
Powerpark ©
Powerpark

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Hameenlinna (Aulanko, Palander House, &more) and Pori (Palace of Junnelius & Yyteri Beach). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Pori, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, The Parola Armour Museum
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden

9
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 out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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