60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kuopio
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Kathmandu

6
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 a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
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: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Old Rauma
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Ahvenisto, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Powerpark (in Harma), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa day trip app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Mustasaari, Seinajoki Library, Stundars Museum, Powerpark
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Inari online road trip planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oulu driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Lieksa are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu visit planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Riihisaari, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
nights
Kuopio

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: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Pyha-Hakki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala). There's still lots to do: get outside with Anjan Puisto, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip maker site .

Getting from Kuopio to Mikkeli by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Kummakivi Boulder, Repovesi National Park, Olavinlinna Castle, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

6
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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Ankkapurha Culture Park) and Lappeenranta (Wolkoff House Museum & Saimaa Canal). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Kumparepuisto Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Salpa Line Museum, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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