60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Monastir
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Kuopio
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Monastir

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Monastir, Tunisia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monastir to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monastir in August, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Urho Kekkonen National Park about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Powerpark (in Harma) and Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Terranova, make a trip to Ulrika Eleonora Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

Plan trip to Vaasa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Inari to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Ulrika Eleonora Church, Stundars Museum, Powerpark
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Visavuori, Haralanharju Tower, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, Holy Cross Church
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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: Old Rauma (in Rauma), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Old Rauma
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 3rd (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). The adventure continues: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Joensuu tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariehamn to Joensuu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Kolovesi National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lieksa route planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kuopio takes 3 hours. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalan Lake, Viewing Platform in Puumala, & more), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get outside with Anjan Puisto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, and examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Linnansaari National Park, Repovesi National Park, Kummakivi Boulder, St. George Church
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

5
nights
Kotka

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Lappeenranta (Wolkoff House Museum & Saimaa Canal), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Ankkapurha Culture Park). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 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 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Salpa Line Museum, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Main Building of Military School
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

7
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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