60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and stroll through Siikalahti Wetland.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

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 Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala), Lappeenrannan kirkko (in Lappeenranta) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip builder app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Museum Juvan (in Juva). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naisvuori Hill, don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli itinerary maker.

You can drive from Imatra to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kouvola tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Joupiska (in Seinajoki), Kyro Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Aspegrens Rosenlund). Spend the 10th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, get in on the family fun at Powerpark, and take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa itinerary planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Vaasa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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 Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's much more to do: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 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 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:

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: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 6:

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."