60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Kotka
— 5 nights
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 5 nights
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Joensuu
— 5 nights
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Lieksa
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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 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. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Riverside Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka day trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, &more), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, and head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

5
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Vainolanniemi, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Room Escape Games

5
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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: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more), Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu day trip site.

Drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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
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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. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Paateri, look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip builder website.

You can drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to 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, wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip site.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lieksa in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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
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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. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari online travel planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

5
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Isokyro (Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko & Kyr0 Distillery Company) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 17th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Inari to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in October: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund

6
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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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: Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

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