60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 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
Drive
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stroll around Nasi Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tampere is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Tampere. While traveling from Manila, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 1:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori vacation maker tool.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Pori to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour planner.

Getting from Oulu to Koli National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Take a break from Savonlinna with a short trip to New Valamo Monastery in Heinavesi, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna driving holiday website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

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) and Jyvaskyla (Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) & The Alvar Aalto Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and make a trip to Kenkavero.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Lappeenranta (Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Saimaa Canal, &more) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kouvola (Tykkimaki Amusement Park, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's much more to do: walk around Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, pick up some local products at Kotka Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:

Helsinki

— 8 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). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 12:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Get out of town with these interesting Mariehamn side-trips: Eckero (Karingsunds Viltsafari & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Jan Karlsgarden Open Air Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 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."