60 days in Finland Itinerary

60 days in Finland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Kouvola
— 5 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Posio
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Kimito Island

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

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kimito Island online attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kimito Island is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kumlinge Church (in Kumlinge), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and head off the coast to Kirjais.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Kumlinge Church, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo national park, Korpo Church
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Popular historic sites such as Old Rauma and Koylion Kirkkokari are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Koylio Church (in Koylio), The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Tampere (Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Rauhaniemi Beach, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tampere, Rauma, Koylio, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mustasaari: Vaasa (Terranova, Setterbergin Puisto, & more). There's more to do: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. Take a break from Saarijarvi with a short trip to Southern Konnevesi National park in Rautalampi, about 1h 20 min away.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi day trip planning site .

Drive from Mustasaari to Saarijarvi in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saarijarvi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Southern Konnevesi National park
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

7
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo) and Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park route planner.

Drive from Saarijarvi to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Koli, Hiidenportti National Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

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. Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Linnansaari National Park and Lietvesi Scenic Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rantasalmi: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Punkaharjun Kesamaa (in The Lakelands) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Olavinlinnan Musta Passi). There's much more to do: cruise along Puumalan Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rantasalmi travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. August in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Parikkala, Puumala, Punkaharjun Kesamaa, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get some historical perspective at Joutsenon kirkko and Savitaipale Church. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Flowpark), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra). There's lots more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kotka, Savitaipale Church, Imatra Waterfall, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, & more).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kouvola to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kouvola in September; daily highs in Saariselka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Rovaniemi (Arktikum, Lappi Areena, & more).

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park. Explore Posio's surroundings by going to Kuusamo (Ruka, Angry Birds Activity Park, & more) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio online day trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Posio

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Syote National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Ruka ©
Ruka
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Posio to Helsinki. When traveling from Posio in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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