60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pori
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
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Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tampere is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 8:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oulu using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). And it doesn't end there: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, get great views at Rylays Hill, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park holiday builder app.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step out of Savonlinna to go to Heinavesi and see New Valamo Monastery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Jyvaskyla (Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) & The Alvar Aalto Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Communications Centre Lokki, take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, look for gifts at Stella, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli day trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:

Imatra

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Lappeenranta (Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Saimaa Canal, &more) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church.

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Getting from Mikkeli to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: stroll through Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kotka holiday planning website.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Old Rauma, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pori road trip planning site.

Getting from Kotka to Pori by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Helsinki

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Pori to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 19:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and visit Naantali Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Venture out of the city with trips to Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Jan Karlsgarden Open Air Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mariehamn using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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."