60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Arctic Expedition, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

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Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Linden Esplanade and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

4
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Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum and Joutsenon kirkko. Visiting Puumalan Lake and Lammassaari Island will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala & Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Malonsaari, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and have some family-friendly fun at HopLop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra planning website.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Imatra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumala, Parikkala, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

4
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rantasalmi: Savonlinna (Riihisaari, Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, &more) and Mikkeli (Pursialan hiidenkirnu, Mikkeli Cathedral, &more). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Rantasalmi takes 2 hours. In October in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Mikkeli
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uhrihalkeama and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Sotkamo and see Hiidenportti National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Hiidenportti National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Posio by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Posio to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Auttikongas
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

2
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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Posio to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Lake Inari & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. Explore Mustasaari's surroundings by going to Vaasa (Stromso, Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Mustasaari. Traveling from Saariselka in October, expect Mustasaari to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get in touch with nature at Southern Konnevesi National park and Pyha-Hakki National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa) and Sinivuori Hiking trail (in Kangasniemi). And it doesn't end there: trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park, look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, and walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Southern Konnevesi National park, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Sinivuori Hiking trail
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Cross Church and Palander House. Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Pori Art Museum, &more) and Skogster Museum (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get in on the family fun at Funpark, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Funpark
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

6
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Korpo Church
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Get outdoors at Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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