60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 14 nights
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Kotka
— 7 nights
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Savonlinna
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 9 nights
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Rauma
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Jose to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Jose in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Harju Manor (in Virolahti), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Pyhan Ristin kirkko, &more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island.

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Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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National Park
Repovesi National Park
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National Park
Valkmusa National Park
4.7

6
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Mikkeli (Visulahti & Mikkeli Cathedral) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Lammassaari Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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9
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Turku

Turku ©
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: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), ArtBank (in Pargas) and Rosala (Bengtskar Lighthouse & Rosala Viking Centre). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rauma.

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Side Trips

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Lighthouse
Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Koylio Church (in Koylio) and Pori (Kirjurinluoto, Juselius Mausoleum, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Specialty Museum
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle) and Lahti (Lahti Sports Center, Sibelius Hall, &more). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi route website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Zoo
Ranua Zoo
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