60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation builder

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 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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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planning tool.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 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 around Hupisaaret Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 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.
Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and get great views at Rylays Hill.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Rapio Mill (in Juva), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, don't miss a visit to Suur-Savo Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and take some stellar pictures from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenrannan kirkko, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and walk around Sibelius Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online road trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn holiday planner.

Getting from Kotka to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday builder.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

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: Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, walk around Kirjurinluoto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

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 Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, walk around Nasi Park, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:

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."