59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly

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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: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Salpa Line Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
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5
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 Lake Saimaa (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, stroll through Lempukka Beach, have some family-friendly fun at HopLop, and explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder.

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. 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
Saimaa Canal ©
Water Body
Saimaa Canal
4.6

6
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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 · Nature

Side Trips

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

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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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Karhunkierros ©
Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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), Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
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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 · Nature

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). 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 · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Powerpark ©
Theme Park
Powerpark
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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: Hameenlinna (Aulanko, Palander House, &more), Pori (Palace of Junnelius & Yyteri Beach) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
The Parola Armour Museum ©
Military Museum
The Parola Armour Museum
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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: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
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Adventure Park ©
Playground
Adventure Park
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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: Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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