60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
2
Kotka
— 7 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 6 nights
4
Turku
— 9 nights
5
Rauma
— 6 nights
6
Tampere
— 8 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

14
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.
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 · Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

7
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Harju Manor (in Virolahti), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Pyhan Ristin kirkko, &more) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). 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.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Harju Manor, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

6
nights
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), Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Lammassaari Island, &more) and Mikkeli (Visulahti & Mikkeli Cathedral). 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

Side Trips

Imatra, Mikkeli, Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kitee Zoo
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

9
nights
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.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Rosala, Kurjenrahka National Park, ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

6
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Pori (Kirjurinluoto, Juselius Mausoleum, &more) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). 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

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea, Koylio Church
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Lahti (Lahti Sports Center, Sibelius Hall, &more), Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). 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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lahti, Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). 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

Side Trips

Luosto, Ranua Zoo, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Sampo Icebreaker
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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