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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Pori
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 10 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.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll around Nasi Park, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker app.

Izmir, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Tampere is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Izmir in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 10:

Pori

— 4 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more) and Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Uusikaupunki Old Church). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 21:

Kouvola

— 5 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Lahti ( Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo & Apulandia), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, stroll around Riverside Park, stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kouvola holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), Hoyry Galleria (in Korpilahti) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, look for gifts at Stella, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naisvuori Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:

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 Imatra's surroundings by going to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala) and Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Imatra day trip app.

Drive from Mikkeli to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip app.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, explore the activities along Pielinen, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Helsinki

— 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — Oct 1:

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."