60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Mikkeli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
10
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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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). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 8:

Oulu

— 4 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: walk around Hupisaaret Park, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oulu trip simple and quick.

Getting from Helsinki to Oulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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.
Step out of Koli National Park to go to Vuokatti and see Vuokatinvaara, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, make a trip to Paateri, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, take in the pleasant sights at Neitvuori, and stop by Stella.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Imatra side-trips: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenrannan kirkko, &more), Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Imatra holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

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: Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, browse the fresh offerings at Kotka Marketplace, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Venture out of the city with trips to Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn tour builder website.

You can fly from Kotka to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Tampere

— 8 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), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Hameenlinna (Evo Hiking Area, Palander House, &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, and stop by Hameenkatu.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 28:

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."