60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pori
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tampere is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in September; daily highs in Tampere reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oulu online vacation maker.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Oulu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
When in Savonlinna, make a side trip to see New Valamo Monastery in Heinavesi, approximately Heinavesi away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online vacation planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Jyvaskyla (Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) & The Alvar Aalto Museum) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, stop by Stella, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

Imatra

— 4 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Lappeenranta (Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Saimaa Canal, &more) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra online holiday planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Imatra sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Kotka

— 6 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: stroll through Riverside Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka day trip website.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 7:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Old Rauma, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip planning app.

Fly from Kotka to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Helsinki

— 8 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pori to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 18:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore Mariehamn's surroundings by going to Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Jan Karlsgarden Open Air Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."