59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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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
Drive
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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
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Kotka

— 6 nights
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), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Riverside Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila, and explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Lappeenranta

— 5 nights

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: Lake Saimaa (in Puumala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, 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. 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip app.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Riisitunturi National Park & Korouoma Canyon). There's still lots to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

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: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Sodankyla (Luosto & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

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:

Inari

— 4 nights
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: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. 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 drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Powerpark (in Harma) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Vaasa by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; 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

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

Tampere

— 7 nights

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: Pori (Palace of Junnelius & Yyteri Beach), Hameenlinna (Aulanko, Palander House, &more) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip site.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 12:

Turku

— 6 nights
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), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and hike along 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

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

Helsinki

— 9 nights

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: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

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 fly; or take a train. 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

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."