60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
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Imatra
— 3 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
— 7 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Rapio Mill (in Juva), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Imatra

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Lappeenrannan kirkko (in Lappeenranta), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, and stop by Stella.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli day trip app.

You can drive from Imatra to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kouvola itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Powerpark (in Harma), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Aspegrens Rosenlund). Spend the 22nd (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: get great views at Saltkaret, join in the after-dark buzz at Kyro Distillery Company, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa attractions planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Vaasa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

You can plan Pori trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's much more to do: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at Museo Militaria, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 5:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, stop by Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 12:

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 these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 21:

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."