60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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: Kouvola (Ankkapurha Culture Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, & more), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hamina, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

5
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), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, & more) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Anjan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Olavinlinna Castle, Linnansaari National Park, Repovesi National Park, St. George Church
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Mikkeli to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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. Take a break from Lieksa with a short trip to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Urho Kekkonen National Park). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Inari online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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

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), Isokyro (Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko & Kyr0 Distillery Company) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, walk around Aspegrens Rosenlund, and find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

Make your Vaasa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Vaasa is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Isokyro, Powerpark, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

6
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: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, stroll through Yyteri Beach, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route maker .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

7
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: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen), Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Old Rauma, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

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