60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 5 nights
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
5
Inari
— 4 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
7
Oulu
— 5 nights
8
Lieksa
— 5 nights
9
Joensuu
— 5 nights
10
Kuopio
— 5 nights
11
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
12
Kotka
— 6 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Helsinki is minus 3.8 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in September, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma, Teijo National Park
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach). Next up on the itinerary: 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 stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Ahvenisto, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Powerpark (in Harma). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund, and examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vaasa online visit planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Stundars Museum, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
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. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari route maker.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

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
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, get your game on at Hoplop, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lieksa online tour planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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: Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get advice or help at Riihisaari, examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planner.

Getting from Lieksa to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to 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: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli road trip tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Repovesi National Park, Kummakivi Boulder, 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
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Lappeenranta (Wolkoff House Museum & Saimaa Canal), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and stroll around Riverside Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Main Building of Military School, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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