60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 7 nights
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Helsinki

— 9 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. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki. In June, Helsinki is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 26:

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 Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, &more), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

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 Hameenlinna (Skogster Museum, Hameenlinna Art Museum, &more), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel route builder.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 9:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Seinajoki (Civil Guard and Lotta Museum & Lakeuden Risti Church), Pietarsaari (Garden of the Schoolparc, Aspegrens Rosenlund, &more) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Spend the 11th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, and see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Kuusamo

— 5 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Suomussalmi (Martinselkonen Wilds Centre & The Silent People) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kuopio (Puijo Tower & Valkeisenlampi) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). And it doesn't end there: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park visit planning tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Leppavirta (Leppavirta Church & Orinoro Gorge). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, walk around Park Mikkelipuisto, contemplate the long history of Pirtin perinnepuisto, and head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Lappeenranta

— 5 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Church of St. Nicholas, &more), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, &more) and Liehtalanniemen museotila (in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Kotka

— 7 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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Eijas Garden (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Loviisa Maritime Museum (in Loviisa). The adventure continues: stroll around Riverside Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."