60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Inari
— 4 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 8:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Yyteri Beach, Kallenaution Kievari, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Aspegrens Rosenlund) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Terranova, get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and test your team's savvy at Makeitout.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Makeitout ©
Makeitout
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Ruijanpolku Trail). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in October; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Luosto (Luosto Adventures & Kopara Reindeer Park) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Giewont Husky Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Outdoors Oulu Oy, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oulu itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Jalavan Kauppa, Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, make a trip to Kuopio Harbor, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church.

Discover how to plan a Kuopio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, St. George Church, Communications Centre Lokki, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Nurmes Church (in Nurmes). There's much more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa route planner .

You can drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Nurmes Church, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Riihisaari), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu online trip planner .

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Savonlinna, Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, & more) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Wolkoff House Museum). There's still lots to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka online itinerary builder .

Getting from Joensuu to Kotka by car takes about 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kotka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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